(l-r) Sarah Harris, Jeanette Bedford, Vicky Fidlin and Laura Millar
(l-r) Sarah Harris, Jeanette Bedford, Vicky Fidlin and Laura Millar

A Malvern care home recently opened its doors to friends and family for its annual summer fete.


Staff at Welland House Care Centre in Lime Grove, Welland, hosted the popular event which saw over 30 people attending to browse cake and toy stalls, enjoy refreshments, a raffle, face-painting and a performance of Country and Western hits at the Victorian-built home.


Visitors were also able to get a close-up of two barn owls, Paula and Petra,

brought to the event by expert Baroness Von Barth Und Kippenruer from Hereford Owl Rescue.


Jeanette Bedford, home manager at the care home, said she was delighted to see a decent turn out at the fete despite the sun failing to shine.


She said: “Our annual fete has always been a well-attended event and we were pleased to see a good turnout despite some morning rain.


“Our residents, their families and children from the local area enjoyed being able to browse the stalls we’d set up and were able to buy everything from cakes to vintage toy cars.


“I really cannot thank everyone enough for contributing to the fete and look forward to holding more events for residents and their families throughout the rest of this year.”


Money raised from the fete will go towards trips and activities to places of interest for Welland’s residents.


The care home is registered with the Care Quality Commission for 51 residents and takes private residents as well as those referred by local authorities. All its nurses are fully qualified and they employ a total of 53 staff.


Last year Welland House Care Centre, which is owned by Redwood Healthcare Ltd, underwent a £25,000 refurbishment programme which saw the overhaul of 13 bedrooms, new-look communal areas and an investment into specialist technology


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