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Meet Pauline Peters, volunteer bell-ringer at St Giles Church in NorwichPauline Peters

80-year-old Pauline took up bell-ringing as part of a national volunteer recruitment campaign to honour those bell ringers who lost their lives during the First World War.

“It feels important to do this and carry on the tradition.

“The exercise of moving the bell rope right up in the air and making sure you’re steady on your feet to bring it down certainly helps with your breathing.

“Being part of the group makes me feel ten years younger. You don’t stop doing things because you’re old, you get old because you stop doing things.”

Meet Caroline Jacobs from the Sex, Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Weeding Gardening Group, Thetford

Caroline JacobsThetford gardening club, Sex, Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Weeding, started in 2014 with the aim of improving the neglected flower borders in the market town.

Caroline, 63, is a member of the group, which meets in a different area of Thetford each week to weed, tidy and litter pick.

“It is very satisfying to see the difference we have made to the area. We also have good fun and plenty of light-hearted banter. It definitely keeps us fit and gets those joints and muscles working.

“Get out there, have fun, get fit in the process and do something to help your local community!”

If you, or a group you’re part of, are challenging age-related stereotypes and want to show others that you’re Still young enough we’d love to hear from you. Email us at or write to us at: Still young enough, Communications, Ground Floor, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

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