Exchange old electric blankets and find out about benefits at a Golden Age fair in Doddington

Doddington to host the first Golden Age Fair of 2017

Doddington to host the first Golden Age Fair of 2017 - Credit: Archant

Doddington is set to host the first Golden Age Fair of 2017.

At least 25 organisations providing services for older people will be coming together at the event next month.

It will be at Doddington Village Hall, Benwick Road, on Tuesday, February 7 from 10.30am to 2pm).

Councillor Mike Cornwell, the council’s cabinet member responsible for Golden Age, said: “Every time we hold these events, people tell us how useful they are, not just for older people themselves but also for their relatives, friends and other carers.

“Our partners include charities and other groups catering for all sorts of needs, so these are great one-stop shops for anyone looking for information and help. So do come along and make the most of what’s on offer.”

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Organised jointly by Fenland District Council and Doddington Parish Council, regular participants include charities like Age UK, Care Network and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as the Fenland Ferret, which identifies any benefits people may be entitled to claim.

Volunteers from the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving over-65s another chance to exchange their old electric blankets for new ones.

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