Nina's guest blog: The Queen's 90th Birthday

This is the second blog post from our guest blogger Nina Mildenhall. To read her first entry click here: Nina's Story 

So now we had formed an Ageing Better Group with the help of Tracey Barrington and Phil Harris over at the Sanctuary. They helped us think about what we would need to do and who to contact. The Queen's 90th Birthday was coming up (this was 2016) and what better way to celebrate it by getting the Castle Vale community and surrounding areas to come together! We wanted to celebrate at Centre Park and with financial support from the Ageing Better Fund and with us doing a Car Boot Sale to bring in more funding, this project was months in the planning! We had to make sure that we promoted the event in the local newspaper, on the Castle Vale radio station, through leaflets - we never stopped!

When the big day finally arrived it was with proper British weather! But a bit of rain did not stop the community coming together to celebrate! There was a DJ, singers, singing, dancing, stalls, food, cakes, hot and cold drinks, face painting, kids rides and much more.. It's was a day our Ageing Better group will never forget! Finally we were on the map and had the t-shirt to prove it.....


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