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Complex marks its tenth birthday
6:03pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A pensioner praised a lifesaving service for residents at her sheltered housing complex in Bradford.
Pauline Smith says the 24-hour, seven-days-a-week emergency warden call service at the Anchor complex at St Mary’s Fold puts her at ease.
And, as the Anchorcall service celebrates its tenth anniversary, Mrs Smith told how it came to her rescue one night at the St Mary’s Road complex.
The 65-year-old, who has lived at St Mary’s Fold for three years, said: “I was not feeling very well, my face had started to go numb at one side.
“I started to feel very scared, so I pulled my cord for help and straightaway Anchorcall answered me. They reassured me help was on the way and that my son would be contacted for me.
“Within minutes help was here and my son followed.
“It is such a great service. It makes me sleep better and I feel secure knowing someone is there to help through the night if I am not well.”
To mark Anchorcall’s ten-year milestone, Anchor arranged a day of celebrations for colleagues and residents at its office in Bradford.