Counting down to Bevan's Big Day!
Preparations are well underway for our Big Bevan Garden Party on Saturday, July 13 which is to include an outside broadcast by BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.
The event at Bevan Court in Cheylesmore, Coventry is open to the public as well as the scheme’s residents, their families and friends and students from local schools that have links to the supported living development.
BBC presenter Vic Minett – who will be presenting her show from Bevan Court – will also lend a hand with the party preparations.
She will be dropping into the assisted living development next week to help our greenfingered residents and school pupils who work with the scheme get the garden into tip-top condition for the big day.
Activities Co-ordinator Gemma Morrison said: “The aim of the event is to raise funds for activities for our residents but also to help combat social isolation in our local community. It’s a huge issue in today’s society, not only for older people, but for everybody. We are looking forward to welcoming local people to Bevan Court to share our event, be entertained and perhaps make some new friends.”
The party kicks off at 1pm at Bevan Court on Montalt Road. There will be a variety of craft and bric-a-brac stalls, family activities, food and drink, storytelling, tombola and entertainments including local singers.
Vic Minett, whose show often campaigns against social isolation, will be on air from 2pm chatting to residents and representatives from other organisations including the Baginton Fields School Council and Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire which has just launched a weekly friendship group at Bevan Court that is open to residents and local people.
“It’s going to be a fun and lively party, and fingers crossed for fine sunny weather,” added Gemma. “Businesses including Asda and Tesco have very generously donated prizes for the raffle and the tombola, along with plants and gardening materials to help make Bevan Court attractive on the day – and long after the party’s over, our residents will be able to enjoy our new-look garden.”