Sevenoaks Senior Living Village receives Golf Buggy Donation from Local Law Firm

News  |   3 July 2024

Rockdale Housing, the not-for-profit senior living village, has received a state-of-the-art golf buggy from Thackray Williams LLP, to help support its residents by providing a comfortable and convenient way to access different areas and activities within the Rockdale site.

Given the close proximity of its Sevenoaks office, Thackray Williams, a leading Kent and London law firm, selected Rockdale, which provides independent living and residential care to more than 200 residents, to help provide access to activities around the site as a result of the buggy.

Inspired by its founder, Beatrice Wilson, in 1948, Rockdale is a registered social landlord and has been supporting older people in Sevenoaks for more than 75 years.

Chris Munday, CEO of Rockdale Housing, said: “We’d like to express our thanks to Thackray Williams for making this generous donation. The golf buggy will be used to further our work; empowering and supporting people to live the life they want to live by providing increased mobility.

Activities are organised at the care home and within independent living. Part of the site is located at the end of a long slope which has meant that previously some of the less mobile residents have struggled to join in with activities held at top of the village. The four-seater buggy means that residents can now be transported up the hill and are able to join in more freely with all activities on offer.”

Katrina Walker, Head of Business Development & Client Relationships at Thackray Williams, said: “We very much admire the work Rockdale does, continually promoting the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of its residents. We hope our donation will help the organisation to continue with this vital work and enhance the day-to-day lives of its residents.”

Chris Munday explained that many of the residents like to go into Sevenoaks, especially Waitrose, but again, for those who have mobility challenges, this can often be difficult. Whilst the buggy is not suitable for road use, it can be used to ferry residents to the main entrance, which is only a few steps from the high street and across from Waitrose.