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The GANF Choir gets their first gig!

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GANF pupils were invited to help out with celebrations for the official opening of Mowbray Court, a newly refurbished retirement/sheltered housing complex in Melton Mowbray.

Celebrity diet and fitness expert Rosemary Conley CBE was there to cut the ribbon, alongside the Mayor and Mayoress of Melton, Councillor David Wright and Maureen Wright.

The event was jam packed and featured the all new GANF choir, singing in public for the first time! GANF Hospitality Pathways students were also there providing drinks, cakes and sandwiches for all the residents and attendees to the special day.

Mowbray Court manager Michelle Reeves said: “We’ve had a fantastic day to celebrate the refurbishment. The pupils from GANF were wonderful and an absolute credit to the schools. It was lovely to have Rosemary here too, she spent a lot of time chatting to the residents and they really enjoyed meeting her.”

The court, managed by Housing & Care 21, has undergone a complete refurbishment, with upgraded kitchens and bathrooms installed in the 45 flats and studio apartments, and a make-over for the communal areas, including the large residents’ lounge. A new emergency alarm system and fire alarm system have been fitted as well.

Staff were on hand throughout the event to show people around the new-look site, which offers affordable homes to people aged 55 and over, with support from an onsite court manager.