Celebrations and exercises at Sneydlands

Aspire Housing’s sheltered scheme in Rugeley will host a summer fete and open day to mark its 30 year anniversary.

Sneydlands is part of the Hopkins Sneyd Almshouse, a charity providing housing for people with a local connection to St Augustine’s Church of England in Rugeley.
The town centre scheme in Bryans Lane has 35 flats in two blocks, set in beautiful canal-side location.
Ann Walton has been scheme manager at Sneydlands for seven years, she said: “Sneydlands is a special place with a great atmosphere and fantastic characters.
“A lot of the residents are fit as fiddles and they have some great stories to tell.
“The oldest resident is 99-year-old Nellie Bailey, she’s a wonderful lady and she has been here since it first opened.
“Another resident who has been here since the beginning is Doris Eyre, although she’s a bit younger at 82 years old.”
The open day will take place on Saturday, August 9, starting at 10am. There will be stalls with bric-a-brac, books and jewellery for sale, a raffle and tombola. Face painting, a magic show and hot dogs will also be part of the day.

The highlight of the event will be an exercise session run by Age Concern, providing physical and mental benefits for all the residents. The class is a regular, popular and free event at Sneydlands with all participants making a donation to Age Concern.

For more information contact Ciara Hill at the Aspire Group on 01782 854903 or chill@aspiregroup.org.uk