The flags were flying high and the patriotic parties in full swing at Sanctuary Care homes across the country with some spectacular Jubilee celebrations.
Pin the crown on The Queen and other patriotic party games were enjoyed by residents of Regent Care Home in Worcester during their garden party. There was fun for all the family with face painting, a stall for children to create their own crowns and a name the bear contest.
The home’s activities leader Bridie Gray said: “There was a huge build up to this event and our residents – and of course their grandchildren – were so excited to celebrate with a good old fashioned knees up.
“The Queen holds a very special place in the hearts of our residents, so it was a wonderful opportunity for them to reminisce about their celebrations for The Queen’s Silver Jubilee.”
Ivydene Nursing Home in Ivybridge was dressed to the nines, with hand knitted bunting, paper flowers and crowns all made by the residents.
They also sampled the mouth-watering Jubilee menu created by chefs in Sanctuary Care’s homes across the county, which included the Jubilee Queen of Puddings, a meringue with a creamy raspberry biscuit base created by their own chef Ian Harris.
Ivydene’s residents also penned memories of The Queen’s Coronation for their own ‘Royal Memory Board’.
These included those of Win Peace who recalled: “I was at school during the Coronation. There were balloons, paper Union Jack flags and we made crowns using our dunce caps.”
Anne Frame, who lived on a farm in South Poole at the time remembered: “They used our fields to let off fireworks and the whole village celebrated with a big street party. There was lots of music, singing and dancing.”
At Beechwood Care Home in Upton-upon-Severn, 104-year-old resident Gladys Tustin marked a start to the celebrations by lighting a giant candle, which burned in a hurricane lamp throughout the home’s garden party.
Manager Denise Clark said: “As our most senior resident we thought it was fitting that Gladys had the honour of lighting a symbolic candle to burn throughout the afternoon as we enjoyed a spectacular party on this special day in history.”
At Lyons Court Care Home in Chelmsford, the residents wore masks of members of The Royal Family, and the team dressed up as its most popular couples, including The Queen and Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton and also Prince Charles and Camilla.
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