Flood affected residents celebrate moving back home

Willow Park 1The flood affected residents of Willow Park in Carlisle recently enjoyed a special afternoon tea treat courtesy of McKnight Homes and Trade Windows and Doors.

All the elderly residents had been affected by the storm Desmond floods which swept the city in December 2015. Held in The Auctioneer Suite on Tuesday 15th November, the get together was a lovely opportunity for the residents to celebrate moving back home after reinstatement works were Willow Park 2completed.

The two Carlisle contracting firms worked tirelessly to ensure that all the residents’ homes were restored as quickly and easily as possible and wanted to treat everyone to a pre-Christmas celebration. The 33 residents and their friends tucked into their afternoon teas with relish and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to catch up with acquaintances.

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David Jenkins, our Sales Director, gave a short speech on behalf of the residents, thanking all the representatives from McKnight Homes and Trade Windows and Doors for their hard work and commitment.

Each resident was then presented with a hamper. Put together by Pioneer Foods, the hampers gave the residents lovely treats from many local suppliers.

Half term horrible Halloween down on the the farm

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Our friends at Walby Farm Park have been holding half term Horrible Halloween days for youngsters. 

Children follow the spooky trail to the Pumpkin Patch where they  'pick' their pumpkins and then there's a whole range of spooktacular activities to take part in, such as Walby 6scary trails Walby 5and decorating witches fingers.

Our sales manager, John Cowen has been helping to find enough pumpkins to keep up with the demand and went along to take some photos.

It's a golden anniversary

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June 50 with colleagues

June Dixon recently reached a momentous moment, when she celebrated 50 years of belonging to the Pioneer family. June, 84, started work with us on 10th October 1966 and is still working in our accounts department on a part-time basis.

June has enjoyed every moment of her time with us and says: "I do love to be among people. That’s what I like going to work for. I like the company and being among people. And they’re all half my age. When I’m there I forget that I’m as old as I am.”

Work colleagues helped June celebrate by treating her to afternoon tea. She was presented with a cake, flowers and a bottle of prosecco after some lovely words from Andrew and Graham Jenkins.