Sheltered Housing tenants get Wii – ly fit for tournament
OLDER people at a Crawley Council sheltered housing scheme are in training for an early virtual Olympics after receiving an extra special gift from council contractors, MITIE.
Residents at The Twitten are getting set for virtual olympics
MITIE’s Operations Manager, Stuart Mcintyre, hand delivered a Nintendo Wii package including Wii Sports Resort to The Twitten in West Green last week, much to the delight of the scheme’s 60 plus residents.
MITIE, the council’s new day to day responsive repairs contractors for the North of the town, decided to treat the residents as they were sharing a console with Carey House, a gift donated by council contractors, Mears, at Christmas.
Daisy Maher (left) Joan Pulling (right)
And now the plucky bunch are training for a head to head against their sheltered scheme rivals at the end of the summer.
Twitten Scheme Manager, Elaine Ayres, said: “I’ve laid down the gauntlet to Carey House and we’re planning a tournament for a couple of months’ time!
“It’s fantastic that MITIE have done this; the first Wii at Carey has been so successful at both the West Green schemes; they really help to keep the residents active in a fun way.”
And Stuart Mcintyre, MITIE Operations Manager, added: “Supporting the local community is really important to MITIE and we were delighted to help. I’ll definitely be back to visit because I’ve already been challenged by a few of the residents.”
A pop-up screen and projector is also on the way to make sure as many residents as possible can play together.