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OAPS enjoy a cruise into the countryside followed by tea in Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 12:39 23 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01 23 May 2018

Former Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett, talks with 104-year-old Laura Hayward of Hainault, who had enjoyed a ride into the countryside. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Former Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett, talks with 104-year-old Laura Hayward of Hainault, who had enjoyed a ride into the countryside. Picture: Ron Jeffries

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More than 20 elderly residents enjoyed a day out in the country thanks to drivers from a Wanstead charity.

Redbridge Voluntary Care took 23 OAPs, including 104-year-old Laura Hayward of Hainault, who are unable to leave their home unaided for a cruise into Essex.

One group of pensioners, however, decided to veto the countryside in favour if driving into Docklands to see how the area had developed since they were children.

The afternoon concluded with guests and drivers enjoying tea, sandwiches and cakes in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Mossford Green, Barkingside.

Addressing the gathering, the then Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett, thanked the volunteers who had provided an enjoyable afternoon and worked throughout the year supporting the elderly and the vulnerable. “The work of volunteers in the Borough is vital,” she said.

“I pay tribute to the much valued work of Redbridge Voluntary Care.”

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