Duke of Beaufort Court celebrates 40th anniversary

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Posted 30 March 2023

The Duke of Beaufort Court in Gloucester marked its 40th anniversary with a celebration event last week.

Residents and employees threw a lavish party at the Housing 21 Retirement Living scheme, kicking off the celebrations with the Gloucester Excelsior band playing in the communal gardens.

The Farrell School of Irish Dance were also invited, and they put on a special St Patrick’s Day performance.

As well as the great music and dancing, there was also a delicious afternoon tea for everyone to enjoy.  

Pictured: Some of the residents at Duke of Beaufort Court

Several Housing 21 residents attended the event, along with their family and friends. Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Housing 21 was also at the event, with Tina Wathern, Resident Engagement Lead at Housing 21. Regional Operations Manager, Cressida Bateman also attended, and kindly donated a personalised cake for the celebrations.

Pictured: Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Housing 21 and the Gloucester Excelsior band

Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Housing 21 said, “It was a wonderful day had by all to mark 40 years since the scheme opened. Tanya, the Court Manager put on a fabulous array of activities with lots of great food, music and dance. The celebrations with residents and their family and friends was a great way to mark the occasion. It was wonderful to see the Duke of Beaufort looking so good and to be flourishing after 40 years.”

One resident at the scheme, Lynn, hosted a raffle on the day with various prizes which raised £370, which she chose to donate to the James Hopkins Trust.

Tanya Bailey, Court Manager at Duke of Beaufort Court said, “I can honestly say the day was a pleasure to pull together for everyone and I’m so pleased it went so well; the dancers and music from the band lifted us all. “

Housing 21 owns and operates the scheme as part of a portfolio of Retirement Living and Extra Care properties across England. To find out more about Duke of Beaufort Court, visit the website: Housing 21 - Duke of Beaufort Court

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