ONE of the country’s largest housing providers is hosting a “Big Night In” to mark its 50th anniversary operating in the sector, with guest appearances from well-known Scottish personalities.
Bield Housing & Care will mark its golden anniversary with a trip down memory lane where staff and customers will revisit fond memories and stories on an online video.
Staff and customers will be able to view the celebration event on Bield’s website and YouTube from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes.
A host of famous faces have sent messages of congrats to the housing provider including, National Clinical Director Jason Leitch, Scottish Actors Sanjeev Kohli and Mark Cox, and Hibernian FC Captain David Gray.
Lesley Holdsworth, Chair of Bield Board, said: “We are incredibly excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary with staff and customers in what is a true milestone for the business.
“With the current lockdown restricting events or small gatherings, Bield was unable to stage the kind of major celebration event it would like to organise.
“Instead, we are looking to bring everyone together virtually through our ‘Big Night In’ event.
“We hope the Big Night In will capture the very essence of our fun loving community as we look back through key parts of our history and ahead to an exciting future.
“In the not too distant future we hope to bring customers and staff together to celebrate this milestone in person, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.”
The Big Night In will take place on 17 March at 5pm. It is just one of a number of celebratory events which will take place throughout the year.
Staff, customers and members of the Bield community are encouraged to join in the celebrations virtually across the housing provider’s social media channels.
Bield is a registered charity which grew from humble beginnings, starting out with one housing development in Bo’ness, and now provides housing services for around 20,000 older people across 23 local authority areas.
Bield’s new strategy for property development provides housing solutions – with greater choice and flexibility – to address the needs of the current generation of older people and the next.
To find out more about us and our developments, visit https://www.bield.co.uk/housing-and-other-services or follow on Facebook @bieldhousingandcare and Twitter @BieldScotland.