Avonpark’s residents have been enjoying a summer of Pimms, strings and art!

Diary posted

28th August 2019

Avonpark Retirement Village In Wiltshire

The summer fun has been in full swing at Avonpark, in Wiltshire! A brilliant afternoon of cream teas, Pimms and several stalls took place. During the summer fete, residents and staff raised over £650 which will go towards functions and activities for the residents.

The parties haven’t stopped there, a group of villagers got together to celebrate the 100th birthday of resident Mrs Matthews. The group enjoyed Pimms & songs on the lawn.

The Pimms continued to flow for the Avonpark open day for a Pimms and Strings Open Day for existing residents, staff and visitors to enjoy. The string quartet provided fabulous tunes whilst the newcomers toured the village to see everything it has to offer.

As well as the fabulous grounds and facilities at Avonpark – there are some impressive residents too! A special mention is definitely in order for the talented individuals who were a part of creating this spectacular display and painting! Assistant manager – Nicola Potter, resident – Shirley Gill and Shirley’s friend Annette, each created a flower arrangement while resident Mrs Hudson created the painting.

And there’s more! To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Sainsburys took its Living Well message to communities all over the UK; with staff having the opportunity to spend a day volunteering to help local causes and groups of people under its 150 Days of Community initiative.

Avonpark, Retirement Villages Group

Avonpark residents benefitted from this celebration as they were treated to a wonderful Cream Tea, served to them by a team of volunteers from the nearby Sainsburys store – who enjoyed an afternoon of chatting to staff at the village, and of course the residents themselves.

Nicky Potter, Avonpark assistant manager said: “We had a wonderful afternoon and the staff from Sainsburys were fantastic in terms of spending time chatting to the residents and looking after their every need. They also kindly provided the scones, cream and jam for the Cream Tea.

“It was Sainsburys’ way of thanking us, as our residents’ shop in store each Thursday. They have also donated some compost to the village for use by residents at the allotments.

“The Cream Tea was certainly very well received and our huge thanks to everyone who made it such a lovely occasion.”

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