Malvern care residents enjoy panto performance

 l-r Adam Victory, Taylor Serina, Ralph Shinn, Dorothy Tennant, Dawn Barker. Front - Dawn Glassbrook
l-r Adam Victory, Taylor Serina, Ralph Shinn, Dorothy Tennant, Dawn Barker. Front – Dawn Glassbrook

Residents at a Worcestershire care home have been enjoying the adventures of Jack and the giant as a professional pantomime was put on as part of their Christmas entertainment.


Legendary tale Jack and the Beanstalk was performed for dozens of residents and their families at Welland House Care Centre in Malvern.


Staff, who put together a year-round programme of events for residents, organised the show with a specialist company who regularly visit care homes to entertain residents. The annual pantomime followed a hugely successful performance of Puss in Boots last year.


The play was followed by a Christmas party with singing and dancing at the care home which is in Lime Grove, Welland.


Welland House Care Centre manager Jeanette Bedford said: “Our residents all enjoyed what was a fantastic show along with their family and friends.


“They had such a lovely time watching Puss in Boots last year that we thought it would be a great idea to organise a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. It was the right decision because everyone had a great afternoon and got into the Christmas spirit.


“After the show, our staff laid on a buffet for residents and their families and we held a raffle. All the proceeds have gone to the residents’ fund for the outings and trips we’d like to take them on in 2016.”


Welland House also have other events taking place over the festive period including bell-ringing, a Christmas Fayre and a residents’ party. The residents will also get to enjoy a singalong with carols from the Welland Primary School Choir and a performance from entertainers, The Poppy Sisters.


Welland House 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.


Welland House Care Centre is owned by the Worcestershire-based Redwood Healthcare group.



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