Celebrating three years of partnership with a Better Bankside Community Star
The event was a whole day dedicated to creative fun, decorating and merriment. It started in the morning with a workshop making and decorating gingerbread, which both the residents and Trayportians thoroughly enjoyed. In the afternoon Santa’s helpers rolled up their sleeves and wrapped a multitude of presents for the Better Bankside ‘Together at Christmas’ Appeal. The result was sacks of beautifully wrapped presents – and a variety of ‘artistically’ decorated gingerbread biscuits! The day finished with the annual Christmas party where the wine and freshly baked canapés flowed and Christmas tunes got everyone in the mood for the festive season.
The residents were thrilled to have a fun day organised for them and want everyone to know how lucky they feel to have the support and engagement of Trayport, especially at Christmas time.
Better Bankside has awarded Trayport the ‘Community Star’ accreditation in recognition of their long-standing involvement with Lucy Brown House. If your company is a Community Star waiting to be discovered, contact Danielle Cohen.
About Lucy Brown House and Trayport
Lucy Brown House, Park Street, is a sheltered accommodation centre for older people where residents have their own flats and share communal facilities including a lounge, dining area and garden. In recent years resource cutbacks had resulted in Council-run warden service had been reduced, and some residents felt the centre was becoming neglected. Local business Trayport got involved in 2010 by sending a team to spruce up the communal areas of Lucy Brown House. Since then they have arranged regular events for the residents, including fish and chip dinners, bingo and even karaoke! Volunteers from Trayport help maintain the centre’s garden at a monthly garden maintenance session, ably organised by local green space experts Bankside Open Spaces Trust. Trayport also sit on the Wellbeing Board of Lucy Brown House alongside residents and other community representatives.