Search

Islington pensioners celebrate Christmas in style

PUBLISHED: 13:08 23 December 2011 | UPDATED: 13:21 23 December 2011

Council pensioners party

Council pensioners party

TONY GAY at tonephote@aol.com

Islington pensioners celebrated Christmas with a free party after Islington Council scrapped its own end-of-year bash to lay on the event for the second year running.

Around 100 of the borough’s senior citizens were treated to live music, dancing, and a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at Islington Assembly Hall in Upper Street on Friday.

The £1,000 cost of the party was met by the council with funds saved from cancelling its annual reception for staff and partners. Clerkenwell-based communications company Momentum London sponsored the event.

Mayor Phil Kelly said: “The party went brilliantly, everyone enjoyed themselves. It’s great to give people who deserve it a bit of a treat at Christmas.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette