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Christmas spirit for older residents across the Bay

29 December 2015
Residents enjoying a Christmas meal at the Windmill Community Centre.

Older Bay residents have enjoyed some extra festive cheer after taking part in Christmas feasts thanks to £400 funding from Sanctuary Housing.

Festive feasts

The donation from the leading housing provider has paid for Yuletide spreads for dozens of residents across Torbay, including at Medway and Windmill Community Centres and Sanctuary’s Prince Charles Court retirement living scheme, giving residents the chance to meet up and share festive spirit alongside the tasty food.

Christmas Day event

Sanctuary also funded a special Christmas Day event hosted by Torbay dementia awareness organisation, Purple Angel, where community members from around the Bay were invited to come together and celebrate.

Alison Kenny, Sanctuary’s head of neighbourhood partnerships, said: “Events like this embody what Christmas is really all about – getting together with neighbours and loved ones to share good food and festive cheer.

“Some people don’t have close family or friends to share such a special time of year with, so I’m delighted we have been able to fund these community-led events which have addressed the needs of our residents.”

These Christmas events were funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.