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Elderly residents are invited to join the Mayor for Christmas lunch

'Older Islingtonians make an invaluable contribution to our community and this is our chance to say thank you'

04 December, 2016 — By Koos Coulee

Janet Burgess says it’s time to say thank you to ‘older Islingtonians’

ELDERLY residents are invited to apply to attend a special free Christmas lunch hosted by the Town Hall on Tuesday December 13.

People aged 70 or over can put themselves forward for a place at the annual festive feast held at the Islington Assembly Hall in Upper Street, which will include a lunch served by Islington’s Mayor Kat Fletcher and other councillors. There will also be festive music and entertainment.

Deputy leader of Islington Council, Cllr Janet Burgess, said: “Older Islingtonians make an invaluable contribution to our community and this is our chance to say thank you for all that they do.

“I am looking forward to welcoming our guests to the Assembly Hall, and ensuring they have a lovely day.”

The lunch has been running for six years after the council scrapped its own party in favour of catering for the borough’s older citizens instead. Up to 100 places are available.

To apply, call the chief executive’s office at the Town Hall between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, on 020 7527 3174.

Local businesses are being asked to support the event by donating towards the cost of the lunch, or offering suitable raffle prizes. Any business able to help out is asked to contact the chief executive’s office on the number above.

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