Family barbecues celebrate 20 years for Ambridge Rose

family barbecues celebrate 20 years for ambridge rose

Family Barbecues

It feels like years since everyone could come together for a big social event at Ambridge Rose but at long last, we could send out the invites and fire up the barbecue.

Families and friends at each home were treated to a sausage sizzle, vegetarian skewers and ice creams, and guests, residents and staff celebrated Ambridge Rose’s 20th anniversary.

Since Allan and Linda Sargeant started Ambridge Rose in 2002 their daughters, Sarah and Angela, their son-in-law, Brian and their grandchildren, Jessica and Cameron, have all been part of the journey. Family is important to them and they know how difficult the Covid restrictions have been for everyone. Read more in the Howick and Pakuranga Times.

It was heart-warming to see so many people come to each home to share time and tucker with their loved ones and the extended families of other residents.
Calling on a couple of VIPs always stimulates conversation and Allan did a great job getting the leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, to The Cottage and MP, Simeon Brown, to The Manor.

Allan and Linda recognise how privileged they are to have cared for more than 2000 people throughout the past 20 years and the barbecues were a way for them to thank everyone.


Group of people
Dick has lived at Ambridge Rose the longest of any residents. From left, From left; Simeon Brown and his daughter Anna, Allan and Linda Sargeant and Dick.


Group of people
The Villa family barbecue


Family at The Cottage family barbecue with Christopher Luxon