TV Legend Gloria Hunniford to host 'Summer Celebration' at Gifford Lea

Gifford Lea, a later living community in Tattenhall, Cheshire is hosting a 'Summer Celebration' on Thursday 11th August to mark the official opening of Phase 3 of the development.

Acclaimed broadcaster, Gloria Hunniford, will be hosting the event at the village and cutting the ribbon to officially launch the new phase. She will also be taking part in a Q&A covering her career in TV and radio, as well as tips on how she stays feeling young and how to make the most of retirement.

The Summer Celebration will run from 11am-3pm on Thursday 11th August with live music, fitness classes and craft demos, classic cars on display, and a barbeque lunch to showcase the amazing food on offer at the village. The day will offer guests the perfect opportunity to explore the newest phase of the village and get a feel for the Inspired way of life.

Rachel Butterworth, Village Manager at Gifford Lea comments: “We are so excited to welcome Gloria Hunniford to Gifford Lea for our Summer Celebration to mark the opening of our newest phase – the day promises to be full of music, laughter, glorious food and fun.”

James Cobb, Director of Inspired Villages says: “Gifford Lea reflects the needs of today’s retirees, who want to continue living independently, and yet take reassurance from knowing support is available should they need it.

James adds: “Just like every Inspired village, the central facilities at Gifford Lea are a focal point for like-minded people to share their passions and interests. We’re proud to offer a way of life which encourages our residents to rediscover lost hobbies – and explore new ones. Phase 3 offers even more choice of homes, it’s set to be a wonderful day and will be the perfect chance for visitors to learn more about life at the village and explore the show apartments and fantastic state-of-the-art facilities.”

Situated in the Cheshire countryside, Gifford Lea now offers 162 later living apartments and boasts a range of impressive facilities, which include: a wellness spa with relaxation pool, restaurant, bar, hair and beauty salon, gym, craft room and library/cinema room. Construction of Phase 3 was recently completed by contractor Seddon, with the first apartment block of the new phase completed earlier this year and officially opened by local MP, Edward Timpson CBE.

Phase 3 includes 39 brand new apartments, including 10 stunning affordable homes available as shared ownership or to rent, as well as completed communal areas and landscaped gardens, all of which will be on full display during the ‘Summer Celebration’. The new phase has been met with huge demand and is already a third reserved.

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