Catterick care home hosts Proms in the Park event

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rosedale reeth brass band2A Catterick Garrison care home for the elderly brought classic songs to the community by opening their doors to host it’s very own ‘proms in the park’ event.

Attendees enjoyed music old and new performed by 30-piece Reeth Brass Band in a memorable concert afternoon held in the gardens of Rosedale nursing home, a nursing and residential care home which also offers specialist care for people living with dementia.

Built in 1884 as a town vicarage, the building and extensive grounds was later developed to offer living facilities for elderly people who require 24 hour care, with purpose-built annexes added which are designed for people living with dementia. Now operated by national care providers the Maria Mallaband Care Group, Rosedale offers long-term care and short breaks for up to 65 residents.

Paul Hutchinson, Bandmaster of Reeth Brass Band, said: “We thoroughly enjoyed the day and performing in such a lovely setting. I think we enjoyed it just as much as our audience did.”

In true summertime fashion, residents and guests were served High tea and cakes on the lawns as they enjoyed the concert held in memorial of David Allinson, a popular resident at Rosedale.

Mr Allinson was a cornerstone figure in Reeth brass band. Dedicating over 50 years of loyal service, David joined the band in the 1950’s before later becoming Band President.

Activities Coordinator at Rosedale Julie Dempsey was delighted with the success of the day: “We’ve been looking forward to our Proms in the Park concert and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Residents were thrilled with the performance from Reeth Brass Band and it was a lovely way to celebrate David’s life with the band that meant so much to him.”

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