Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh will be hosting a Pensioners Information and Advice Fair on Saturday 15 October between 11-2 at Yeovil Baptist Church (South Street, BA20 1QF). Aimed at members of the public aged 60 upwards, this will be the perfect opportunity to ask those all important questions and gain valuable advice on a wide variety of subjects from the experts. Around 30 stallholders vary from health charities (Alzheimer’s Society and Stroke Association), to local community groups (Yeovil Men’s Shed and Yeovil Bowls Club). A more extensive list of attendees can be found at here.
“The aim of hosting the Fair is to bring as many organisations together, under one roof, where they can answer any queries members of the public may have. It is also a fantastic way to promote and raise awareness of such important charities and local amenities that provide vital information and services. Rather than focussing on pensions advice, companies like Wiltshire Farm Foods and E.ON will be there, ready to offer face-to-face advice. With around 125,000 people aged 65 or over I Somerset and Yeovil being named one of the top 10 towns for Senior Market Town Retirees in the country, I felt I had to host an event aimed at this age group. Similar events covering other sectors of society and demographics will be taking place in other towns across South Somerset with announcements to be made in due course. I look forward to welcoming everyone, so hope to see you there!”
Attendance is free but the event will be raising money for the local charity of Marcus’s choice, St Margaret’s Hospice, through the selling of teas and coffees. If you have any further questions about the event, please contact Marcus’s office on 01935 314321.