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Robert Kett Court’s Residents Bring Out the Bunting!

Annette James Published: 26 May 2022

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Owen and Karen

Robert Kett Court housing with care scheme’s tenants have spent much of the last two years isolated from the outside world to keep them safe from Covid. Now they are starting to look forward to socialising and having fun with their families and friends again.

Staff, residents, family members and volunteers are busy planning a number of events for the Queen’s Jubilee and are looking forward to taking part in Wymondham In Bloom for the second time. Scheme Manager Liz Rayman says: “Our staff have worked so hard to keep our residents safe and it is just wonderful to be able to plan for sociable activities where we can meet and be together as a community again. We want to remind Wymondham we are here and get involved in the town’s future activities too.”

The Jubilee weekend plans currently include a trip out for a pub lunch, the chance to watch a memory jogging film from the archives – with Pimm’s and ice cream of course – and an outdoor ‘street party in the car park’ with music and a very tasty afternoon tea for residents to enjoy with their families. Some residents of a Queen-like age will be VIP guests at the Kett’s Park 5th June Jubilee Fest afternoon tea party too. Tenants are being asked for their activity ideas to ensure that everyone has a say in this very special weekend.

Owen James with WIB certificate

On Saturday 4th June 10am – 3pm RKC is holding an outdoor table top sale as part of the community wide Garage Sale happening that day. Lots of donations for the sale have been received and everyone is keen for you to call in to browse, buy and say ‘Hello’. Volunteer Annette James, whose dad Owen was a tenant and founded the Gardening Club, will be there selling plants. All monies raised will go to the residents’ Amenity Fund.

For Wymondham In Bloom, residents are planting up sunflower seeds to enter the Sunflower Competition, which this year is dedicated to Owen’s memory. Wellbeing Lead Karen Claydon is working hard with others to create an imaginative entry for the main competition. “Last year we won a Highly Commended award which really delighted Owen and this year we’d like to go at least one better for him” she says.

Welcome back to Wymondham life, Robert Kett Court!

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