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Residents cut ribbon at opening of new Dunelm store in Basildon

Thrilled residents, Shirley, Dot, Maureen, Christel, George and Robert were delighted to have been invited to Dunelm’s official opening on the 28th of April.

Shirley had the honour of cutting the ribbon and all the residents had the opportunity to explore the store and were kindly gifted a voucher to spend as well as a bag of goodies to take home.

The residents loved being some of the store’s first customers and being able to browse the vast selection of items on offer.

The team at Woodbury Court were very excited that their residents were invited to take part in such a special day within the community. The invite highlights the strong relationship Woodbury Court has with its community, and how much the community values their involvement in such events.

Woodbury Court Home Manager, Mel Oliver, comments:

“We were honoured that the team at Dunelm thought of us to open their new store in Basildon. The residents were so thrilled and enjoyed the morning celebrations and excitement. The team and I are very much looking forward to taking residents to Dunelm for more shopping trips in the future and our residents will love telling the story of how they attended the opening and cut the ribbon too!”    

Woodbury Court care home is part of the Runwood Homes Group and, as such, are always looking for ways to get involved in the community, which is one of the Group’s core values. The benefits of community engagement are so valuable and the invitation from Dunelm for residents to officially open the store highlights these benefits and the happiness that residents get from such community partnerships and connections.

After an exciting opening, residents continued the celebrations with a trip down to Southend seafront, enjoying arcade games, ice cream and the sea views!

Well done to everybody at Woodbury Court for being such a special part of such a special day!