Charity has its launch

Action on Elder Abuse March Group held a meeting in the church hall on Tuesday. From left: Dee Potter (secretary AEA), Geoff Patmore, Gloria Eveleigh (Project Co-ordinator), Ivan Molyneux, Gary Fitzgerald (chief executive), Cncl Martin Curtis, Kathy West (Chair AEA), Cncl Ralph Butcher and Phyl Davies (treasurer AEA).
Action on Elder Abuse March Group held a meeting in the church hall on Tuesday. From left: Dee Potter (secretary AEA), Geoff Patmore, Gloria Eveleigh (Project Co-ordinator), Ivan Molyneux, Gary Fitzgerald (chief executive), Cncl Martin Curtis, Kathy West (Chair AEA), Cncl Ralph Butcher and Phyl Davies (treasurer AEA).
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“ABSOLUTELY fabulous” is the response to the public launch of a newly established March group which aims to combat abuse of the elderly.

Action on Elder Abuse invited the public to see what it is all about on Tuesday at St Peter’s Church Hall.

Dee Potter (secretary/volunteer organiser) said the event went “really well” and she was pleased that at the end of the day, five people came forward who were interested in volunteering.

Dee said the charity also received emails from professionals who came along on the day. The keynote speaker was Gary Fitzgerald, chief executive of Action on Elder Abuse, which is a national charity.

There was also a performance by members of the group of a common abuse scenario and a re-enacted interview with a survivor of abuse who successfully recovered from the effects of his experience with the support of an AEA buddy.

Anyone wanting more information about the March group or who is interested in volunteering, should contact Dee on 07902118773.

The group’s catchment area is mainly Fenland and the launch was to highlight the free service which is available.