A group of older residents in Chester has reigned victorious in an annual bowls and High Tea event, organised to bring the local community together.
Members of Sanctuary Housing’s Group of Older People living in Sheltered Housing (GOSH Enterprises), invited local residents to take part in their bowls competition, which saw the Hoole Ramblers team walk away with the prize.
Starting with four teams, the two winners played against each other before the final winning team was presented with a trophy and a shield which will have their names engraved on them.
Half way through the games, residents were invited to enjoy a special High Tea, prepared by GOSH members, with a delicious selection of sandwiches and homemade cakes available.
Guests were also kept entertained with a performance by a singer during the High Tea, plus a raffle and a round of the game beetle drive.
“Find ways of reducing loneliness”
Maggi Dempsey, Sanctuary’s resident involvement officer, said: “GOSH members and residents alike look forward to this day every year. The group’s objective is to find ways of reducing loneliness and this event not only gives them an opportunity to catch up with each other but is also a chance to meet new people and make new friends.
“We had some great feedback following the event, the cakes being a highlight for some, and everyone has said they can’t wait for next year.”