22 May 2018
Tenants join in with the Royal Wedding celebrations across Newark and Sherwood.
RESIDENTS across Newark and Sherwood joined in the wedding celebrations of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with special events hosted by the local housing provider Newark and Sherwood Homes.
A series of royal themed events were organised by tenants to mark the special occasion and to celebrate the big day.
Residents at Burgage Close in Southwell met for a royal themed coffee morning at the community centre. Tenants enjoyed a selection of cakes and drinks, the royal raffle and they also took part in the ‘best dressed’ competition.
Ray Person who organised the event for the local residents said: ‘Everyone else is having a party so I thought we need to celebrate this special occasion with other tenants who live here. I’ve been involved in organising events here for the past 20 years, I wanted to retire last year but I enjoy it so much, I didn’t want to give it up. It keeps me going and I love it, it’s great to have fellow residents who get behind it, they have helped me to organise this great celebration.’
Anne Wendels who attended the event said: ‘It’s a lovely party, it’s much more than what I’ve expected. So many people attended and made a huge effort, it’s wonderful to get together for this lovely occasion. ’
On the other side of the district, in Vale View, Newark, tenants enjoyed a magnificent royal themed wedding cake and a sing along with local entertainer Susie Chambers.
Tenants worked on their own Royal display board, shared Royal memorabilia and took part in a Royal themed quiz. One resident Shirley Oats who thoroughly enjoyed the celebration said: ‘It was amazing - lovely food – I love living here!’
Rebecca Rance chief executive at Newark and Sherwood Homes said: ‘It is fantastic to see our tenants getting involved in their communities, organising events and sharing the great community spirit that exists across Newark and Sherwood.’