A BARNSLEY charity hosted a ‘Winter Warmth’ event in conjunction with a local church on Wednesday.

Age UK, based on Eldon Street in the town centre, hosted the event at Christ Church, Ardsley, for people to enjoy some company.

Chief executive of Age UK Barnsley, Debby Bunn, said: “We know how challenging this winter is going to be for the older people in Barnsley, with some facing the impossible choice between eating and heating.

“We have a wide range of services available to support those in greatest need, and I would urge anyone who is struggling to get in touch with us on 776820.”