Date: May 2018


With its wonderful rural wooded location overlooking the Avon valley providing a calm and tranquil environment and with new gardens being created, the Malvern Spring Festival was a natural place to be for Richmond Villages, who’s new retirement village at Wood Norton between Evesham and Pershore will open next year.

The team from Richmond Villages Wood Norton: (l-r) Tommy Fellows, Wendy Middleton, Paul Brady and Jack Phillpot.
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Smooth operators! Paul Brady and Wendy Middleton demonstrate the fun that can be had on the smoothie bike and promoted the message: exercise well, eat well, live well!  Over 500 smoothies were made during the four days.
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Ian Thwaites, chairman of the British Cactus and Succulent Society talking about unusual container planting.
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Guest speaker Elizabeth Gowing, who spoke about what it takes to make a spoonful of honey - 125,000 flowers! - and how you can use it in cooking and natural remedies.
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Commented Paul Brady, village manager at Richmond Wood Norton: “Our new retirement village at Wood Norton will actively embrace the benefits of gardens on health and wellbeing, so attending this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival and being in the ‘Live Well’ zone was a natural fit.

“We are redefining retirement living where the emphasis is on caring for one’s physical and mental wellbeing and thereby helping to live a long and active retirement.  Wood Norton will be the company’s eighth premium retirement village, and a really special place to live,” added Paul.

The new village will provide 61 spacious retirement apartments, designed for independent living, as well as 46 village suites for assisted living, and for added reassurance the village will also have its own premium quality care home providing nursing and dementia care 24/7.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094.

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Notes to editors

About Richmond Villages
One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company already operates seven luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.  Its new village at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire opened recently, and its eighth village at Wood Norton in Worcestershire is now under construction.Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care and won numerous awards.
For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094

About Bupa UK
Bupa Care Services: Bupa has some 130 care homes, as well as seven Richmond Villages with four new care homes and a new retirement village under construction.
The business also comprises: Bupa UK Insurance, the leading health insurer in the UK with 2.3 million customers; Bupa Dental UK, a major dental provider operating more than 430 practices; Bupa Health Services, health clinics and wellness centres; and Bupa Cromwell Hospital a complex care hospital in London.
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Issued by:     Jeremy Clarke/Tracey Bretherton
  LawsonClarke PR
  Tel: 01285 658844
  Ref: RV20/2018