Flagstaff Hill – a village with heart

Living Choice Flagstaff Hill may be a fledgling village but the residents there have the biggest hearts, raising more than $800 at their first Biggest Morning Tea in aid of the Cancer Council.

The newly formed Social Club comprises five residents – Jasmine and Peter Gilkes, Wendy Butler and Roger and Judy Oates – and they’re determined to keep the 77 residents busy with social events and outings.

On Monday 22nd May, they arranged the village’s first Biggest Morning Tea in the Lytham-B penthouse, Apt 423. Jasmine said it was a beautiful setting for the event, which was attended by between 40 and 45 people.

“We were so pleased with the turnout and support from our residents,” she said. “You would not believe the food they brought. I wasn’t sure if we would have enough but we were overwhelmed with the most delicious food. Best of all, we raised around $830 for the Cancer Council!”

The apartment was beautifully decorated for the event with yellow and blue balloons, flowers, stars, banners and matching tablecloths and serviettes.

Jasmine said resident Grant Lock, an author and poet, also recited a poem about positivity, an especially important quality when fighting cancer.

The Social Club’s next outing is a coach trip to Monarto Zoo on 16th June. “Thirty-three residents have already booked, which is wonderful,” she added.

With such positive community spirit at Flagstaff Hill, we’re expecting to report on many more events in the future!