MP holds House of Commons reception to celebrate Brent charity’s 30th anniversary
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Sarah Teather hosts event for Age UK Brent
A Brent charity teamed up with an MP to host a reception at the House of Commons celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrats MP for Brent Central, held the event in honour of Age UK Brent.
More than 40 businesses from the borough and the charity’s staff, volunteers and trustees attended the reception which also highlighted the importance of private companies supporting the charity sector.
Since 1983 Age UK Brent has been helping elderly residents by providing information, advice, a befriending scheme and other crucial services.
During 2011-2012 they assisted more than 6,000 people and the team have helped raise more than £262,000 for older people in the same period.
Miquel Leon, Age UK Brent fundraiser, told the Times with the current climate their work is even more salient than ever before.
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He said: “It’s a bit achievement to celebrate 30 years as a local charity but every day we are needed more because of the cuts,.
“We hope to be around in 30 years time and with more prevalence in the borough.”
For more information about the charity and their work visit www.ageukbrent.org.uk