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Housing scheme’s 30th anniversary a real community celebration

4 September 2017
Scheme manager Lynn Fenlon (centre) with residents and members of the community at the 30th anniversary celebration for Sanctuary’s Corbett Court, in Market Drayton

There were big smiles all round as a local housing scheme for older people in Market Drayton held a very special birthday celebration.

Sanctuary’s Corbett Court held a Family Tea Party for residents and members of the local community to mark its 30th anniversary.

The residents’ group at Corbett Court worked with various other local organisations to arrange the celebrations, which included lots of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Attractions included face-painting, hook-a-duck and a variety of stalls, while there was also a raffle with a host of prizes generously donated by local businesses.

Residents and visitors also tucked into a tasty range of refreshments, including a barbecue and strawberry teas.

The tea party raised money for local children’s charity, Hope House.

Resident Pauline Neil, who has lived at Corbett Court for six years, helped run the cake stall, which raised £110.

She said: “It was a fantastic celebration for 30 years of Corbett Court and all the residents really enjoyed the local community joining in with us.”

Corbett Court residents Angela Furber and Pauline Neil on the cake stall at the 30th anniversary celebration

Lynn Fenlon, Sanctuary’s scheme manager, said: “We were delighted to welcome the local community to join us for our birthday celebrations and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces enjoying the occasion.

“Community-led projects such as this help us develop successful and sustainable local communities and to support our residents in living happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.”

This project was part-funded by Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund, which is currently accepting applications from community projects benefiting Sanctuary residents and their communities. To find out more about the fund, please call 01905 335411 or email community@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or visit our Grand Ideas Fund page.