Soliciting good cheer!

Irene Chenery (left) and Carol Maher (right) present the cheque to Age UK Lancashire's service co-ordinator Linda Salazar and the charity's oldest local volunteer, Kay Pinfold (seated).
Irene Chenery (left) and Carol Maher (right) present the cheque to Age UK Lancashire's service co-ordinator Linda Salazar and the charity's oldest local volunteer, Kay Pinfold (seated).
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A CHRISTMAS shopping bonanza at the offices of Clitheroe law firm saw vital funds raised for Age UK

The Church Street offices of Chenery Maher Solicitors were filled with festive cheer as the firm hosted a special Christmas fair to raise money for Age UK, who offer information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.

Law books made way for bustling stalls offering jewellery, gifts, cards, advent calendars, cakes and delicious hot spiced apples, which helped warm up the guests on a chilly winter’s Saturday. One room was also devoted to selling Age UK’s vintage paraphernalia, bringing a blast from the past and adding a touch of bygone glamour to the occasion.

Attended by many of Chenery Maher’s clients and associates, the event proved incredibly successful, raising a grand total of £700. This included a generous contribution from guest Ann Starkie, who donated some of her winter fuel allowance to the cause.

On Tuesday December 11th, Chenery Maher’s founders, Irene Chenery and Carol Maher, presented the cheque to Age UK’s oldest volunteer, Kay Pinfold (94) from the Ribble Valley, and Linda Salazar, the services co-ordinator for Age UK Lancashire.

As a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly Specialist Panel and having launched a one-of-a-kind mediation service for the elderly earlier this year, Irene Chenery was delighted to support such an importance cause.

“At Chenery Maher we work very closely with Age UK throughout the year,” explained Irene, “but at Christmas time it’s particularly gratifying to be able to hand over a cheque that will help them to continue with their invaluable work.

“The Christmas fair was a fun day for all who organised and attended it. It was a fantastic way to kickstart the festive season!”