Christmas came early for the elderly on the Old Oak estate last when Old Oak Housing hosted its pensioners’ Christmas dinner & raffle. Old Oak hosted the festive feast at The Goldsmith’s Arms in Acton on Friday 5 December. Old Oak housing and community centre staff, tenants and local residents sat down to a sumptious three-course meal and then enjoyed taking part in a raffle where one lucky tenant won a 24 inch flat screen TV. Other lucky tenants won Iceland shopping vouchers. A free hair do was also won.
Local resident, Mrs Shine, joined in the celebrations. Mrs Shine said: “It was a perfect evening. Me and my Husband thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great company, great atmosphere and good food”.
Mrs Niyomcham stated, I am glad I was invited. The event was very well organised and the food was lovely. Thank you so much for treating us so well.
Old Oak extend gratitude and thanks to all the local businesses that donated some wonderful raffle prizes, including Iceland, The Cutting Room, Ankanran Wine, & Marcus Jones Chemist. “It has been a great community event.” Hopefully we can make next year’s event bigger and even better.
‘On 14th November Old Oak Community and children’s centre held a bake sale to raise money for Children in Need. The after school club spent 3days baking, to make 300 cakes. Cakes were sold throughout the day and with help from the children after school. Staff and children also had a table tennis tournament and dressed up. £190 was raised for Children in Need.
A big thank you to all of the children and staff who contributed, well done.’