Wellingborough retirees honour servicemen and women at Remembrance event

Kay Lane from McCarthy and Stone with homeowner Douglas
Kay Lane from McCarthy and Stone with homeowner Douglas

Homeowners at Rosebud Court in Wellingborough were joined by members of the public and representatives of the Royal British Legion for a Remembrance afternoon.

The event was held to pay tribute to local servicemen and women and to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

Everyone gathered at the McCarthy and Stone development in Westfield Road to pay their respects.

As refreshments were served in the homeowners’ lounge, guests and homeowners shared their wartime memories with the Royal British Legion.

Cheryl Bissett, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone East Midlands, said: “We are very pleased that local people and homeowners at Rosebud Court attended the Remembrance afternoon to commemorate the many servicemen and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars, or in more recent conflicts.

“It was a poignant day reflecting on the last century, and it was lovely to see the local community come together ahead of Remembrance Sunday.”

Rosebud Court is a selection of 45 privately-owned one and two-bedroom apartments designed for people aged 60 and over.

Facilities at Rosebud Court include the homeowners’ lounge, landscaped gardens, a guest suite for when homeowners have friends or relatives to stay, and an on-site car park.

A house manager takes care of the smooth-running of the development, organises community events and activities, and provides support to homeowners.

A range of security and support services are also available, including 24-hour emergency call points.