OLDER people in Catford showed off their talents at a creative event day to “celebrate age”.

Tapestry, knitting, baking and painting pieces were all on display from members of the Diamond Club – which is based in Hartley Hall, Culverley Road.

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The celebration came after the club for over 60s gained a total £ 3,000 of Catford Local Assembly cash for its worthwhile activities ranging from bingo lunches to holidays.

Club coordinator Lesley Allen said: “It was a lively event with Cllr Peggy Fitzsimmons judging the competitions.

"The older people loved showing all their skills.

“Celebrating Age is the title – a celebration of creative skills of older people with anything from tapestry, knitting, jewellery making and painting.”

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The club aims to tackle isolation for older people and caters for around 60 members with weekly meetings held on a Tuesday for £ 2.50 and is also funded by nearby Holy Cross Church. There is a waiting list to join but for more information contact Ms Allen on 020 8698 4731.