Colourful clothes, smiling faces and lots of laughter were all part of the photo shoot on Wednesday 6th April 2011, the aim of which was to create new images to be used in forthcoming publicity to mark the move Age Concern Exeter is taking to become Age UK Exeter. Age Concern nationally has joined forces with Help The Aged to become Age UK - which has a vision of the world in which older people flourish.
Although the organisation is changing its name, their commitment to people aged 50 plus is remaining right at the core of their quality advice, services and groups in Exeter. The photo shoot happened after an advert was placed in the local community for anyone interested in our forward thinking organisation to join them and become models for the afternoon. Age UK colours were the order of the day. Local people of all ages, interested in or involved with the charity, chatted over cups of tea with the option of getting involved in various activities, such as playing scrabble, painting or having a good natter. The photo shoot was an opportunity to celebrate with people of different ages, make connections with people and have fun whilst creating the new face of Age UK Exeter.
There were dogs, bicycles, a glass of wine or three, texting, computers to name but a few scenes all decorated with a selection of backdrops, handbags and gladrags.
Martyn Rogers Director of Age Uk Exeter said “the afternoon was a chaotic, colourful and creative opportunity which has given us 100’s of pictures depicting people having fun, using modern technology and taking an active part in life and living. We look forward with excitment to becoming Age Uk Exeter and developing our services and opportunities for anyone over 50. Watch this space for some really interesting ventures later this year”
If you would like to find out more about Age UK Exeter, get in touch with Corinne Bailey on 01392 202092 or text “tell me more” to 07540 600829.
You can see a selection of photos from the day on our facebook: www.facebook.com/ageukexeter