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Preston charity recreates a ‘movie night in’ experience for older people

Posted on - 5th June, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News
Age Concern volunteers
Age Concern volunteers delivered the movie night goodies

Preston-based charity Age Concern Central Lancashire has recreated a ‘movie night in’ experience for older people who remain in lockdown.

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With the help of local businesses, the charity delivered pizza, popcorn and donated DVDs from its shops in a bid to boost morale.

Fiona McKinnon, General Manager of Odeon Blackpool, donated stock from the cinema that inspired the idea.

She said: “It is a pleasure to be involved with a charity like Age Concern. They really have gone above and beyond during this pandemic to provide support for older people. We are glad that we have been able to help deliver an experience that was inspired by film.”

Alongside the Odeon’s donation, Dr. Oetker based in Leyland donated the pizzas, and Morrison’s in Bamber Bridge donated the bags of popcorn.

Grateful recipients of the movie night in package
Grateful recipients of the movie night in package

Age Concern has been supporting older people throughout the pandemic, with the charity having received 800 enquiries, delivered 950 welfare and food parcels, and made 3,200 check-in calls in the first 60 days of its Coronavirus Support Service.

Read more: Surprise mass afternoon tea brings joy to Preston’s older people

The helpline is open seven days a week and is offering services to older people to help with food shopping, befriending, dementia support and delivering free food parcels.

If someone you know could benefit from signing up, they can be referred by contacting Age Concern Central Lancashire on 01772 552850 option 0, or via the website.

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What do you think of the movie night in experience? Has Age Concern helped you during the pandemic? Let us know in the comments.

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