Roll up, roll up for our Over 50s show

Date: Monday 11th September 2017
Jayne Threlkeld and Christian Higgins, who have organised the show.
Jayne Threlkeld and Christian Higgins, who have organised the show.

AN Over 50s Show, featuring everything from financial advice to fashion, travel and health, is to be staged by the Herald.

The free event, with free parking, takes place at Rheged on Saturday, 23rd September, between 10am and 4pm.

The Over 50s Show, a first for the newspaper, is backed by more than 40 popular local businesses and will be a one stop shop for all kinds of goods and services.

Despite its name, the doors are open to all age groups and the idea of the exhibition is to bring together a range of local businesses — often serving the over-50 customer — for a single day under one roof.

Those attending so far include solicitors’ firms, financial institutions offering wealth advice, probate and property companies, among others.

The lifestyle sector will also be represented by hotel and spa operators, local cycling centres and independent travel agents. In addition, there will be people representing everything from fine art to fashion and technology.

Organisers Christian Higgins and Jayne Threlkeld, Herald advertising strategists, said the response from businesses had been very good and word had started to spread about the day.

“Many of our loyal local businesses are looking forward to the event. As a trusted local newspaper, we would encourage as many members of the public as possible to come along,” they said.

“It is totally free to get in and park, so 23rd September is the date to put in your diaries.This is a rare opportunity for people to speak to and find out more information about a whole range of products, services and experiences out there which are tailored to their age group.

“To make it fun, there will be short talks and demonstrations and a chance to have a go yourself if you want. There will also be people on hand to help or answer any questions you may have. The show is aimed at the over 50s but children or grandchildren can come along also. Come and see us on 23rd September, it will be here before you know it, so be sure to remember the date.

“What’s more, with Christmas in the offing by the time the show takes place, you can even sign up friends and relatives for a subscription to the Herald — a perfect gift for those living locally or those who want a unique gift for a relative or friend who lives away and wants to keep in touch with all the things happening in Eden.”