SENIOR citizens at Fairlight were delighted to welcome the High Sheriff of East Sussex Deborah Bedford when she visited the Marsham Older People’s Project on Friday.
The centre - MOPP for short - provides a lifeline for older people in the Fairlight, Pett and Guestling area, allowing them to meet once a week to enjoy a hot meal together and take part in other activities,
Sylvia Gutsell, who helped set up MOPP, said: “It could not have gone better. The High Sheriff is a lovely lady and showed great interest in the project.
“She went around each table meeting everyone and even asked if she could help with serving food.”
MOPP users enjoyed a roast beef dinner followed by a fresh fruit flan.
Flo Finnegan, who is in her 90’s, presented the High Sheriff with a bouquet, while Harold Holloway, also in in his 90’s, gave a bouquet to Nan Hacking, from Action in Rural Sussex, who has provided valuable support for the project.
Sylvia Gutsell said: “We were delighted and honoured by this visit. We would like to say a special thank you to all our wonderful helpers and to Nan Hacking.
“The project is going from strength to strength.”