Chester residents enjoy annual bowls and high tea event

The winning team at our annual bowls event in Chester.

Chester residents have been embracing the summer and getting competitive at an annual bowls and high tea event.

Organised by members of Sanctuary Housing’s Group of Older People living in Sheltered Housing (GOSH Enterprises), the event is designed to bring together the local community over a game of bowls and a piece of cake.

With three teams starting, the competition took place over four hours and eventual winner’s The Telstars were presented with trophies, while local resident Angela Traynor won the ‘Most Improved Player’ award.

The winning team will also be presented with a shield, which will have their names engraved on it, at Sanctuary’s Purple Day taking place in October.

Following the bowls competition, residents were invited to enjoy a delicious high tea, complete with sandwiches and homemade cakes.

“Creates a sense of community”

Michele Payne, Sanctuary’s resident involvement manager, said: “Community-led events such as this are really important for our residents. Not only does it give them ownership of organising an event for local people but it brings everyone together and really creates a sense of community. 

“While the bowls side of the event can get competitive, everyone soon calms down in time to enjoy the high tea.”

Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund

This event was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.