After a £6M refurbishment two years ago, R.A.B.I’s residential care home Manson House received an additional update. A brand new summerhouse has now been opened.
The construction was funded by a donation from the Simpsons’ estate. The Simpsons were a well-known local auctioneering family who were involved with the cattle market. To mark this connection, there are photos of the family inside the summer house.
Many guests joined in the celebration, including R.A.B.I’s chairman Malcolm Thomas and trustees Jo Turnbull and Jeremy Lewis. The Countess of Euston (current Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk) also attended.
Manson House will also be taking part in the Hidden Gardens scheme in Bury St Edmunds this weekend. The event opens up beautiful gardens in the area for guests to enjoy. Money raised is donated to St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Pictured above are Michael Parry-Cooke (left), a resident at Manson House, and Bill Tickle, a tenant of one of the on-site flats.
Pictured below are dignitaries from the opening.