Residents given free winter warmers

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 October 2015

Residents enjoy a cake and cuppa at Honiton's Mackarness Hall.

Residents enjoy a cake and cuppa at Honiton's Mackarness Hall.

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The session was organised by 1st Honiton Scouts and bloodbikes charity Devon Freewheelers.

Senior residents in Honiton were given some winter warmers and refreshments at a friendly session organised by 1st Honiton Scouts and charity Devon Freewheelers.

The event was held at the Mackarness Hall on Saturday (October 10).

It was put on to help elderly residents ahead of the winter months.

Fleecy jumpers, blankets and sleeping bags were given away to visitors, who also enjoyed homemade cakes made by cub scouts, hot drinks and a chat with organisers.

Helen Turner, scout leader, said: “We did not have very many people but the ones that did come really appreciated it.

“We had approximately 20 people pop in during the afternoon including a couple from Kent who were passing and popped in.

“We had a lovely lady who told us that she is soon going to be 90 years old come in for a cuppa and a chat. She said it was very kind of us to do what we were doing for the senior citizens in the area. She enjoyed talking to the Cubs and Beavers about the badges that they had on their uniform.

“Some warm fleeces and blankets were taken with grateful thanks. It was really lovely to see their faces when we said that they could take them with no charge.

“Devon Freewheelers turned up with one of their motorcycles and the Beavers and Cubs that were there enjoyed sitting on it.”

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