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Psychedelic celebration for residents in Chester

21 January 2014

Residents put on their best party frocks and wore psychedelic colours as part of a special celebration of the 1950’s and 60’s in Chester supported by Sanctuary Housing.  

Members of Chester & District Housing Trust’s Group Of older people living in Sheltered Housing (GOSH Enterprises) organised the fun-packed evening.

The event, which was held at St.Werburgh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester, featured a disco and TV games of the time, such as Beat the Clock and Open the Box. There was also a singer, refreshments, a quiz, music and a raffle, with prizes provided by Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund.

CDHT Head of Housing Operations Andy Williams judged the best dressed person competition and there were some great 60’s outfits.

The GOSH group in Chester is one of many groups across England to benefit from Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund. Now in its third year, the fund offers up to £1,000 to groups that need financial support, to help deliver activities within their local community for the benefit of local residents.

Organiser Nina Harris, of the GOSH Group, said: “We all had a fab evening going back in time and reminiscing. We thoroughly enjoyed a dance demonstration from Andy Williams. These events give us the opportunity to encourage residents who feel isolated to come along and join in.  We would like to thank Sanctuary Housing for their generous support of our raffle prizes.”

Further events planned by the GOSH group in Chester include a celebration of diversity in April, followed by a theatre trip in June. For further details, contact the Resident Involvement Team on 01244 305573.

The Grand Ideas Fund is open for applications for a range of groups including charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations.

The fund is designed to support as wide a variety of projects as possible – from youth activities to the improvement of community facilities.


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