Anniversary party goes with a swing

18 June 2015

Elizabeth Court, our extra care housing complex in Louth, has celebrated its 10th anniversary in style with an open day for residents and the local community, with music provided by Major Swing to get everyone in the party mood.

Visitors were treated to a barbecue lunch and afternoon tea, courtesy of Linkage Community Trust, the Lincolnshire-based charity for people with learning disabilities, which runs the Wolds café at Elizabeth Court.

There were a variety of stalls and entertainment on offer throughout the day, ensuring fun for all ages. One of the residents who enjoyed the celebrations was Beryl Walters, who said: "There's one word I'd use to describe it - fantastic!"

As well as providing the opportunity to celebrate and have fun, the open day also raised money for charity, with a grand total of £860 being donated to both the NSPCC and the Louth Army Cadet Force.

Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Henrietta Reeve attended the event, along with the Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, and unveiled a commemorative photograph of all the current residents at Elizabeth Court.

She said: “I’m delighted to be here to celebrate this important milestone and unveil this picture to provide a permanent memory of the occasion.”

The celebrations were funded through our Dream Scheme, where Waterloo residents can apply for funding to do something that will benefit them and their local community.