Easter parade raises more than a smile

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Help in your home - sheltered accommodation, News, On your estate, On your estate - Sustainable Communities Fund.

TGHC_Birtley_Villas_Easter_St_Oswalds_Hospice_fundraiser_March_2016_017Residents at a sheltered scheme in Birtley held an Easter event this week to raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice.

The day was an overwhelming success, with a pie-and-peas meal, a raffle, bingo and prize competitions for the best Easter bonnet and paste egg.

The event was arranged by sheltered scheme officers and residents of Birtley Villas and Croftside, who have been supporting local hospice St Oswald’s for 19 years, in memory of loved ones who have stayed there.

Sheltered Housing Estate Officer Marion Ranson said: “The day has been fantastic. Everyone got really involved, and put in lots of effort with their decorated eggs and Easter bonnets.

“It was great fun, and we’ve raised a lot of money for a charity that’s very close to our hearts.”

Read more about The Gateshead Housing Company’s sheltered accommodation.

Photo: Birtley Villas and Croftside residents show off their Easter bonnets.

You can see more photos of our Easter event at our Facebook gallery.