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Isthmian League North side Barking show support for Ageing Well programme at Barking Learning Centre

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 June 2017

Three Barking apprentices visited Barking Learning Centre last week to support an over-60's Tea Party Active age group (pic: Rob O'Brien).

Three Barking apprentices visited Barking Learning Centre last week to support an over-60's Tea Party Active age group (pic: Rob O'Brien).

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Chairman Rob O’Brien hoping to continue relationship and host an event at Mayesbrook Park in the future

Isthmian League North side Barking supported an over-60’s Tea Party Active age group last Friday to try and help raise awareness of the activities taking place at the Barking Learning Centre.

Chairman Rob O’Brien and Academy Director Mick O’Shea went along to the event with three Blues apprentices.

The fivesome served drinks and handed out sandwiches and cakes to the group and all enjoyed their day.

O’Brien said: “It was a pleasure to work with all the guests and the organiser June Wright for the day.

“We all had a lot of fun. It was great event and smashing to see my young apprentices support the older generation who had some fun stories to tell.

“A mutual respect was developed across the spectrum of the ages. This is something, not often seen today.”

Barking are hoping to continue this relationship and will look to host an event at their Mayesbrook Park home soon.

The Tea Party was put in place to highlight the Ageing Well programme at the Barking Learning Centre and to encourage newcomers to get involved.

There were 64 guests who attended and they did activities like chair aerobics, dancing as well as singling along to Frankie Valli and Elvis tribute acts.


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