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Brent Pensioners Forum celebrate special milestone

PUBLISHED: 13:49 21 November 2012

Barry Gardiner MP, with Vi Steele, chair of BPF

Barry Gardiner MP, with Vi Steele, chair of BPF

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Members celebrate with lunch and raffle in Wembley hotel

An organisation that looks after the borough’s pensioners have celebrated a special milestone in their history.

The Brent Pensioners Forum (BPF) marked their 25th anniversary by laying on lunch for 80 guests at the Holiday Inn hotel in Empire Way, Wembley.

As well as the lunch a raffle was held with prizes including a dinner for two at the Holiday Inn and lunch for two at the recently opened Wembley Hilton.

Brent MPs Barry Gardiner (Lab) and Sarah Teather (Lib Dem) also arranged tours of Parliament for other winners.

A 25th Anniversary Cake was presented to members for dessert.

BPF, which was set-up in 1987 and has 150 members in Brent, was created to bring older people together with organisations working on their behalf.

They hold meetings once a month and also arrange day trips for members.

Vi Steele, chair of BPF, said: “I am pleased that all our guests had a great time and pledged their continued support for the work of the Forum.

“BPF looks forward to the future and will continue to work with our partners to continue to improve the quality of life for older people in Brent”.

The event, on Friday, November 16, was attended by the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Micheal Adeyeye, both MPs Sarah Teather and Barry Gardiner and the Leaders of the Labour and Liberal Democrat Groups on Brent Council, Cllr Muhammed Butt and Cllr Paul Lorber.


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