St George and the dragon greeted shoppers at the George Shopping Centre’s fun day on Saturday, in aid of Somerset Age UK. With St George flags flying across the shopping precinct, in honour of the patron saint of England, Neill McClintock and Heather Lukins, directors of the George Shopping Centre, invited passers by to stop for light refreshments, while balloons were given to the children. Neill and Heather were joined by Simon McClintock of McKinlays estate agents and the Chief Executive of Somerset Age UK Phil Dolan.
Heather Lukins is chair of the trustees at Somerset Age UK, which supports later life in Somerset, by offering an extensive range of services and products to make life better for older people in Somerset and North Somerset. The representatives from the registered charity were happy to talk to local people and find out how the organisation could help with their concerns regarding elderly parents, neighbours and friends.
Somerset Age UK was also promoting its Big Knit challenge which hopes to see 26,000 little hats knitted. They have already received 10,000 tiny hats but need another 16,000 to reach their target. For every little hat sent to Innocent (pure fruit smoothies) that covers a bottle top, the drinks company have agreed to donate 25p towards projects to help keep the older people of Somerset and North Somerset, warm and well in Winter. The deadline for hats to reach the charity’s Taunton office is Monday July 17th. There will be a prize awarded for the best knitted hat. For more information, please telephone 01823 345610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org