Age Concern Central Lancashire recreates a movie night-in experience

Age Concern Central Lancashire with the help of local businesses has organised a ‘Night in at the movies’ for older people across Lancashire who remain in lockdown. Complete with popcorn, pizza and  snacks Age Concern Central Lancashire added to the movie packages by providing donated DVDs from its charity shops.

The charity has been helping older people across Lancashire get the essential support they need during the pandemic and recent figures released showed that over 800 enquiries have been made to the Coronavirus Support Service, over 950 welfare and free food parcels delivered and a further 3,200 check in calls made in just the first 60 days of the service launching. Projects like this and the Afternoon Tea that was delivered by volunteers ahead of VE day celebrations provide  older people who are accessing Age Concern Central Lancashire’s services a much needed boost as their lockdown continues.  

Fiona McKinnon, general manager of Odeon Blackpool, donated stock from the cinema that inspired the idea. “It is a pleasure to be involved with a charity like Age Concern they really have gone above and beyond during this pandemic to provide support for older people. We are glad that we have been able to help deliver an experience that was inspired by film.”   

Alongside the donation made by the Odeon Blackpool, Dr. Oetker based in Leyland donated the pizzas and Morrison’s in Bamber Bridge donated the bags of popcorn. 

Age Concern Central Lancashire’s helpline is open 7 days a week and is offering services to older people to help with food shopping, befriending, dementia support and delivering free food parcels. 

To refer in to the coronavirus support service please contact Age Concern Central Lancashire through;

Helpline:  (01772) 552850 option 0

Website:  https://www.ageisjustanumber.org.uk/covid-19-referral/

Various levels of support are available across Lancashire