Celebrating the seniors of society

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The Mayor and Mayoress of Seaford, Cllr Mark Brown and his wife Vera, helped to mark Older People’s Day – created to recognise and celebrate the achievements of older people and their contribution to society.

They attended a free afternoon tea at the Meridian Centre, Peacehaven, which was enjoyed by 100 older members of the local community.

Also there was the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Marion Shepherd, and the Deputy Mayor of Newhaven, Cllr Diane Hall.

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Sam Jones entertained the guests with ventriloquism, comedy and magic following a 1940s-themed singalong performance from Seaford Musical Theatre and Julie’s Art of Noise.

The event was hosted by the community transport charity CTLA.

Peacehaven’s champion baker Marilyn Nolan provided an array of home-made cakes, snacks and sandwiches, assisted by CTLA volunteer Iris Donaldson. CTLA also provided free transport to and from the event for guests with mobility restrictions.

Community groups across East Sussex have been hosting fun events and information sessions relating to Older People’s Day throughout September and October.