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Residents of Becketts Close recently celebrated the sheltered housing scheme’s 35th anniversary. The residents’ social committee of the Cross Keys Homes managed scheme, organised an Autumn Fayre and family fun day to mark the special occasion.
Despite the weather being less than favourable, residents and their family and friends enjoyed a pleasant afternoon’s celebrations that also raised £700 for the social committee funds. There were stalls, a tombola raffle, bric-a-brac, jewellery, plants and lots of homemade cakes and produce.
Chair of the Becketts Close Social Committee John Morton, said: “We had a wonderful day at our Autumn Fayre and it was a lovely way to be able to celebrate this milestone in the history of Becketts Close with our families and friends. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the committee members and volunteers, who gave up their time to make the event such a huge success. And also thank you to everyone who attended and supported us.”
The event was opened by CKH’s Director of Supported Housing, Maureen Lazaretti, who said: “Sheltered housing forms an important part of the support CKH is able to offer to older people to enable them to live independently in their own homes. This event really highlights the strong social side to these schemes.
“Sheltered housing is about so much more than just the homes. The support provided by our Scheme Managers gives residents formal support, coupled with the LifeLine emergency alarm system, the active social committees and the friendships this creates, makes sheltered housing an amazing place for older people to live and remain independent.”