Derbyshire care home Burton Closes Hall welcomed members of local community to an activity-packed event in support of National Care Home Open Day which included the unveiling of their first ever Well Dressing.
Burton Closes Hall, in Bakewell, hosted a full day of entertainment including the reveal of the traditional floral tribute which is now on display in the town centre as part of Well Dressing Week.
Large crowds gathered in the impressive grounds of the facility which is housed within a historic country mansion and enjoyed tours of the residence and a programme of activities which included refreshments, entertainment, stalls and prizes.
Throughout the day members of the public and residents of the home participated in creating the floral tribute which, once complete, was unveiled by guests of honour; the Mayor of Bakewell Alyson Hill and town councillor Judith Twigg.
National Care Home Open Day provides the opportunity for thousands of UK care homes to open their doors to welcome the public, connect residents with their local communities, and change perceptions and common misconceptions of care homes for good.
Kim Bibby, Care Home Manager at Burton Closes Hall, said: “Our National Care Home Open Day event was a huge success – we are delighted that so many members of the local community came along to see the grand unveiling of our first ever Well Dressing which will go on display in Bakewell town centre.
“We opened our doors for National Care Home Open Day to give the public the chance to see firsthand what Burton Closes Hall is all about; to remind people that our care home is filled with unique and interesting residents and run by special people that really care – it’s wonderful to know that the community are really behind the work we do!
“It was extremely moving to see members of the public and residents all working together to help create our floral tribute.
“We would like to thank the local businesses, shops and residents’ relations who helped make the day such a success through their hard work and kind donations to our home.”
The event raised a grand total of £287 for Burton Closes Hall through raffles and activities with prizes donated by Bakewell Tart Shop, Lloyds Pharmacy, Chatsworth Farm Shop, Crystal Heart Jewellery Shop, Co-operative Supermarket, Thornbridge Brewery, Old House Museum Bakewell, Palins Hampers, Highfield House Farm Shop, Beau Ladies Accessories Shop and Boots.