A RESIDENT has been presented with an individually created handmade pen.

The gift was given to George Blease, from Winsford, as a thank you for appearing on the front cover of the new Age UK Cheshire Falls Prevention Service leaflet.

The charity aims to reduce the number of older people having falls in their homes by offering free home visits to discuss safety concerns and highlight potential hazards around the home.

Tracy Etherington, falls prevention co-ordinator for Age UK Cheshire said: “We wanted to thank Mr Blease for helping support with the publicity for falls prevention. The pen was made by our very own Men in Sheds service.

“The sheds are places where men over the age of 50 come together to enjoy some camaraderie with like-minded people, and take part in activities such as woodworking, metalworking, art and computers.

“As Mr Blease used to visit Men in Sheds, we thought he might appreciate the gesture.”

For details on the Falls Prevention Service call 01606 884446 and for details of Men in Sheds call 01606 884924.