PLANS are moving ahead for the Denby Dale and Cumberworth Gathering.
The annual event sees senior citizens from the surrounding areas take time out for an afternoon together.
The gathering – on Saturday April 24 – takes place at Deny Dale Pie Hall, the local community centre, and involves people of Denby Dale, Upper and Lower Cumberworth, Lower and Upper Denby, Birdsedge and High Flatts.
The afternoon entertainment features local brass bands, music hall singers and soloists.
A light tea is laid on and people who are unable to go can request a packed tea, to be picked up by a relative or friend.
During the afternoon a raffle is held with many prizes and time is spent socialising with old and new acquaintances from 3pm until 7.30pm.
Transport can be arranged for people who cannot walk very far, if requested.
During April, volunteers go house-to-house issuing free tickets, inviting people to the gathering.
First time pensioners are invited to the event and everyone will be made very welcome.
It is stressed that if people do not get a ticket to the event, they are still very welcome to attend.
Any queries should be made to Philip or Sarah Robinson tel: 01484-864565.