Carry On actress meets budding techie pensioners in Hackney

Eastender actress June Whitfield makes a selfie as part of a national campaign, sponsored by EE, to raise awareness of...

Eastender actress June Whitfield makes a selfie as part of a national campaign, sponsored by EE, to raise awareness of older people using the Internet. - Credit: Archant

Carry On actress June Whitfield met budding techie pensioners as part of a campaign to encourage the older generation to get to grips with using the internet.

Eastender actress June Whitfield pose with people from Age Concern Hackney in a national campaign, sponsored by EE, to...

Eastender actress June Whitfield pose with people from Age Concern Hackney in a national campaign, sponsored by EE, to raise awareness of older people using the Internet. - Credit: Archant

Carry On actress June Whitfield met budding techie pensioners as part of a campaign to encourage the older generation to get to grips with using the internet.

The 88-year old, who appeared with her husband Terry Scott in 70s sitcoms like Happy Ever After and Terry and June, met Hackney’s Silver Surfers group at their base in Matthias Road, Stoke Newington.

Chitra Banerjee, 74, who has been a volunteer for at Age UK there for 10 years, said the event was crowded with older people who made sure they all “had a word with her”.

“People were very happy to see June, she means quite a lot to each and everybody,” she said.

“June talked about digital gadgets, she said it’s very good you can use a tablet at home or anywhere.

“It’s an easy way to smooth out your life, I’d like to encourage others to make their lives easier and come here to use computers, we help people one to one and we also have tea and coffee.”