The Spring Fair team, including MD Julie Driscoll, spent the day with 60 residents who reminisced about their time spent in the retail industry. Those living at the North London estate include former John Lewis sales assistants, House of Fraser buyers, hosiery sales agents and Tesco sales advisors.
Stuart Thomas, head of global partnerships at Spring Fair organiser the Hyve Group, comments: “It was truly incredible to hear so many wonderful stories from the residents about their time working in retail. It was a fantastic way to cement the work we are doing with the Retail Trust and our commitment to supporting the industry. I feel very humbled and proud to be a part of it.”
Marshall Estate is one of five Retail Trust supported living estates in the UK. It is a hidden gem located in the leafy suburb of Mill Hill in North West London offering 72 properties and an on-site housing support team ensuring residents can relax and enjoy peace of mind in their retirement. Creating hope, health and happiness for everyone in retail, the Retail Trust has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail since 1832.
Spring Fair and the Retail Trust are working on a host of other similar projects over the next few months as well as raising money fo the charity.