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Annual liberation event set for its best year ever

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

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THE phone lines are open and the race for tickets has begun for a landmark event on the South Derbyshire social calendar.

Liberation Day will attract hundreds of older people to Green Bank Leisure Centre, in Swadlincote, on Wednesday, May 21, with people keen to attend urged to ‘get a ticket it before it is too late’.

Rock ‘n’ Roll was the theme last year and, due to its massive success, it will be repeated again this year.

A spokesman for South Derbyshire District Council said: “This year will see the twelfth annual Liberation Day, and once again the day will be as informative and lively as ever for anyone aged over 55 and living in South Derbyshire.

“Liberation Day will be taking place between 10am and 2.30pm on Wednesday, May 21, at Green Bank Leisure Centre and, because places will be strictly limited, anyone interested in attending will need to register beforehand by calling the registration line 01283 595795 to avoid disappointment. The registration line is now open.

“Every effort will be made to provide free transport to and from the event for anyone who needs it and who would otherwise be unable to attend.

“Following last year’s highly successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Day, the organisers are repeating this with a late 1950s and early 1960s theme and hope to stir up some happy memories, and to get toes tapping with The Drifters tribute group Let’s Drift.

“On hand will be a host of exhibitors offering a wide variety of advice relevant to older people, and helping the day to run smoothly will be pupils from all four secondary schools in South Derbyshire.

“Liberation Day is organised and hosted by the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, which is part of South Derbyshire District Council.”

More than 350 people attended last year’s event and even more will be accepted for the 2014 activity.

As well as enjoying several forms of entertainment, visitors can soak up a wealth of advice and information from more than 30 exhibitors representing the fire service, police, trading standards, health providers and others.

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