Family connection sees couple buy retirement flat in Wantage
When former East Hanney residents Jenny and Keith Diment agreed they would help their nephew with marketing his company's new retirement development in Wantage, they didn't anticipate it would mean buying a brand new apartment there.
But that's just what happened. Jenny, 78, and Keith, 81, have just moved into a spacious two bedroom Renaissance Retirement flat in the centre of Wantage.
Keith explains what happened: "We were originally thinking of downsizing into a bungalow in the village but that didn't materialise. We knew about Renaissance's development and watched the build over the last 18 months. It then seemed a logical solution for us. There is so much we do in Wantage and we have friends and family there. We can live independently which is also important."
Nephew, Chris Wotton, is the marketing director at Renaissance Retirement. Chris added: "Jenny and Keith were very good at keeping me informed with how the build was coming on so when I sent them a sales brochure it was more for their interest.
"We met for lunch one day and Keith had a list of questions about our free moving service, service charges and what was the next step to reserve. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted to say the least! But the pressure was then on to make sure we didn't let the family down!"