MHA Wellesley Court Brings Sparkle to Waterlooville Precinct

Posted on 07th Dec 2016

Newly-completed retirement development, MHA Wellesley Court has sponsored the lights on a Christmas tree in the south end of Waterlooville.

The tree is part of a group of four in the town’s precinct which will be lit up in a bid to bring some extra festive cheer to a part of the town which has not previously had any public Christmas lights. People who live, work and visit the southern end of the town centre will now be treated to twinkling trees throughout the holiday season.

This year is MHA Wellesley Court’s first Christmas, with building work on the development completed just last month. The complex, which is located on Darnel Road, boasts 48 beautifully finished apartments as well as a range of communal facilities, including a residents’ bistro, lounge with roof terrace access and landscaped gardens with outdoor seating.

Sarah Gazard, Senior Community Living Advisor at the development, commented: “With Wellesley Court now complete just in time for Christmas, sponsoring the lights in the precinct seemed like the perfect way to celebrate with everyone here in Waterlooville.

“We can’t wait to see the whole town centre lit up – and on behalf of everyone here at Wellesley: Merry Christmas, Waterlooville!”

The town’s Christmas lights are organised by the Waterlooville Events Team, and will be switched on at a ceremony on the 26th November.

Jackie Buckley, Chairperson of the Waterlooville Events Team, said: “The Waterlooville Christmas lights are really about the local community coming together to celebrate as a town, and we’re delighted that MHA Wellesley Court will be a part of it this year. Without their support, there would certainly be less sparkle in the town’s south end!”


About MHA

MHA is an award-winning charity providing care, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain. We are one of the most well-respected care providers in the sector and amongst the largest charities in Britain, providing services to older people for more than 70 years.

Our aim is to eliminate isolation and loneliness among older people by connecting older people in communities that care.

MHA was named “Most trusted charity in the UK” in 2014 by Third Sector’s Charity Brand Index. Overall, 97% of our residents were satisfied based on the latest independent national survey by Your Care Rating of residents’ views of our staff, care and quality of life. 

MHA delivers a range of high quality services to 17,000 individuals:

  • 4,350 older people living in 84 care homes - residential, nursing and specialist dementia care
  • 2,500 older people living independently in 72 retirement living communities with flexible support and personalised care, with a further ten sites in development
  • 10,000 older people supported through 66 Live at Home services in the community.


Our services are delivered by 7,000 dedicated staff and enhanced by the commitment of 5,500 volunteers. 

As a charity, we aim to provide good quality services which represent excellent value for money and all our surplus is reinvested into providing services for older people now and into the future.