The Croft (, a lifestyle living development for the over 55s in Bourne, Lincolnshire, is hosting a 1940s themed tea party event on behalf of the Bourne Royal British Legion (RBL) Women’s Section.

On Saturday 28 June, from 14:00 until 17:00, residents and the wider Bourne community are invited to visit The Croft and enjoy a trip down memory lane to raise money for the ongoing efforts of the armed forces charity.

During the event, guests can enjoy musical hits as well as food and drink from the 1940s and are also invited to dress in vintage outfits to really get into the spirit of the time. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed guests.

The 1940s tea party will take place in the renovated manor house at the centre of The Croft development which has been refurbished to its former glory. The manor house offers stylish indoor and outdoor seating – the perfect location to enjoy the event with friends.

The tea party will take place on national Armed Forces Day which aims to raise public awareness and support of the contribution made to Britain by current and past members of the armed forces – from currently serving troops to service families and from veterans to cadets.

The event will also commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings (Friday 6 June), the biggest ever wartime operation, which is being honoured on both sides of the English Channel.

Those who wish to attend can purchase tickets for the event for just £2.50. All proceeds will go to the Bourne Royal British Legion. To purchase a ticket, contact The Croft sales office on 01778 426995.

Judith Smith, treasurer of the Bourne RBL Women’s Section, said: “We are delighted that we are able to host this event at The Croft and we are grateful for the ongoing support of the development.

“The money raised will help to ensure the Royal British Legion can continue with its important work, as well as providing a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to all our service men and women, young and old, who give and have given so much for their country and need our support.”

Maureen Dickens, senior sales executive at The Croft, said: “We are all very excited about the 1940s tea party and our residents and, I am sure, the wider Bourne community will enjoy revisiting the time.”

The Croft comprises 75 one, two and three bedroom homes, including bungalows, set around attractively landscaped gardens and offers high quality living for the over 55s, perfect for those who want independent, stylish yet secure living. It provides a range of benefits including easy access and adaptable properties, minimal maintenance, communal facilities and an estate manager on site, while still encouraging residents to live completely independent and active lives.

During the event on 28 June, visitors can also take a tour of the stylishly decorated showhomes on site and see for themselves what The Croft has to offer.

The development has a number of purchase options to help make the moving process that little bit easier. The sales team offers part exchange packages as well as an ‘assisted move’ option where The Croft can help homebuyers sell their existing homes.

In addition, The Croft offers potential homebuyers its ‘secure home purchase’ scheme and shared equity deals on selected plots.

The Croft is a joint venture between Bourne-based housebuilder Larkfleet Homes ( and Keystone Developments (, part of the Longhurst Group.

For further information on the 1940s tea party event or the development, call 01778 426995, pop in to the sales office located on North Road in Bourne or visit