Christmas Party a Prize Event for Glasgow Tenants

TENANTS at a Retirement Housing Plus development in Glasgow celebrated Christmas in style with a three-course feast, live music and a raffle prize draw.

Joined by family and friends on Friday 14th December, tenants at Bield’s Carntyne Gardens tucked into a traditional feast in the lounge, before enjoying live music.

Those who were feeling energetic danced to a string modern hits whilst others sung along.  

Bernadette Halligan, Retirement Plus Manager at Carntyne Gardens, said: “The party was a huge success and it was brilliant to see the support from tenants and their families.

“We served a really nice menu including a starter of either cream of chicken and white wine soup with croutons or smoked salmon, prawn and melon salad in a lime vinaigrette.

“The main was traditional turkey or smoked gammon with pigs in blankets, apple chutney and cranberry gravy.

“For dessert tenants and family members had a choice of dulce de leche caramel and toffee cake with vanilla ice cream or raspberry pavlova with Chantilly cream.

“Everyone was a bit stuffed but that that didn’t stop them getting up for a boogie and joining in with the raffle.

“We had some amazing prizes including jewellery, food hampers, wine, gin, vodka, whisky, aftershave kits, perfume, candle sets and purses and bags.

“All of the money from the raffle will be donated to two charities as yet to be decided as there is further fundraising going on. However, we raised around £110 on the night.

“We all want to have a bit of fun and laughter at Christmas time, but being able to help a good cause while doing so makes everything that little bit more special.”

Carntyne Gardens is a Retirement Housing Plus development within Bield which offers housing and care services for people over 60.

Bield has been providing high quality housing and related services for older people in Scotland for more than 40 years.