Big-hearted staff from Hinckley-based gas network Cadent flung open the doors and treated local elderly residents to a ‘getting-to-know-you’ lunch.
Sandwiches, safety and even a spot of line dancing were on the menu as volunteers from the company welcomed more than 30 older people to St Francis Community Centre in Tudor Road, Hinckley, today (13 August).
Alongside home-baked cakes, music and bingo, Cadent staff served up vital gas safety information. This included what to do if there’s a gas leak, how to keep safe from deadly carbon monoxide and Cadent’s free locking cooker valves, which can be installed to prevent gas cooker accidents.
Cadent’s Katie Wilson, Anne-Marie Pearman and Shelly Gibbs organised the event. Katie said: “As Cadent’s chosen charity is Alzheimer’s Society, we particularly wanted to do something for older people in Hinckley. It certainly proved to be a hit with our guests - everyone seemed to enjoy themselves!
“As well as having a lot of fun, it was also a chance to share important gas safety tips and make people aware of services we can provide to help them.”