Another meet up / Manchester United / Polari Prize 2020


Happy Birthdays:

1st July – Paul S & Michael

4th July – Don

Another meet up

Following our meeting in June in Sackville Park we had an article on the Talking About My Generation website here

They thought it was a great uplifting piece and they shared it with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Ageing Better team.

The next meeting for Out In The City is on Wednesday, 8 July from 1.00pm to 3.00pm (subject to weather permitting).

The venue is Canal Street (top end between Churchills and Velvet). If you are coming on public transport you need to wear a face covering (scarf or mask). In order to keep social distancing we will meet in groups up to six people. Hopefully, we will be able to sit outside.

It is essential to contact me so we are aware of numbers attending. Please phone or text or send a message here


Manchester United

On 23 February 2020, Pauline and Albert were Guests of Honour at Old Trafford for Manchester United’s home game against Watford. Age UK, Cadbury’s and Manchester United decided to have eleven older fans, instead of children, as the mascots to greet the players on the pitch.

As part of a wider campaign to help tackle loneliness amongst older people some lucky Age UK service users and lifelong football fans received some very welcome phone calls from their sporting heroes during lockdown.

Each of the Guests of Honour normally take part in social activities at their local Age UKs, including Age UK Trafford’s men’s cooking class, Age UK Manchester’s Out in The City LGBT group and Age UK Oldham’s volunteering activity.

Pauline and Albert each received a hamper (full of chocolates) with a card signed by United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “I hope you are keeping well & staying safe. Best wishes from Team Management players and staff at Manchester United & Cadbury”.


The Polari Prize 2020

Now in its tenth year, the Polari prize is the UK’s first and largest LGBTQ+ book award. Established to promote writing that explores the LGBTQ+ experience, Polari also focuses on amplifying diverse voices through a series of literary events.

The prize is awarded in two categories Polari Book Prize and Polari First Book Prize – to celebrate emerging and established LGBTQ+ literary talent.

For the list of nominations see here.



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