PENSIONERS can lift the winter blues -- thanks to a local charity.

Age Concern Blackburn with Darwen is urging older people to pamper themselves and take advantage of a range of holistic and beauty therapies available at its Blackburn office.

A fully-qualified therapist is offering reflexology, manicures, facials and other beauty treatments from £3 a session.

Melanie Passerini, of Age Concern Blackburn with Darwen, said: "Many older people find they do not feel 100 per cent well and treating themselves to an aromatherapy massage or a beauty treatment can restore that sense of well-being."

The service is available by appointment on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Ageing Well Centre, Age Concern Blackburn with Darwen, 4 King Street, Blackburn.

For further details ring 01254 266620.