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Christmas Party raises £300 for good cause

A Biggar Care and Housing development has celebrated Christmas and community spirit with their biggest ever get together – raising £300 in the process.

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A Biggar Care and Housing development has celebrated Christmas and community spirit with their biggest ever get together – raising £300 in the process.

Bield’s Langvout Court hosted more than 50 guests from their sheltered housing, care home and day care services as they combined their festivities for the first time.

Hannah Wade, Assistant Manager at Langvout Court, said:

“In previous years we have held separate parties for each part of the development but this Christmas we wanted to step up our celebrations and get everyone involved together.”

Tenants and service-users donated items to hampers that were raffled off at the party to raise funds.

Service-users, family and friends were able to kick off the festive season in style with a host of entertainment with a fantastic 3 course meal and mince pies provided by the cooks at Langvout: Fiona Muir, Ann Miller, Christina Seeley and Jane McMorran.

Accordion and Guitar duo, Reels on Wheels, provided the music for tenants and staff to enjoy.

Hannah added:

“We’re always delighted to see everyone getting really involved and the party was no exception – a great way to celebrate Christmas.

“All the staff and tenants had huge smiles on their faces and it’s set us up brilliantly for the festive season.”

These kinds of events are a great example of Bield’s ‘Free to Be’ ethos, which aims to enable people to make their own choices and live as independently as possible.