Residents and staff at a Lytham St Annes rest home enjoyed an early start to the Halloween and Bonfire Night Celebrations.
The event which took place at The Moorings was aimed at bringing together family members and friends. It was a huge success.
Director Pete Wood explained, “Many of our residents have grandchildren and even great grandchildren, so we wanted to unite the different generations in a fun evening which would appeal to all ages. It was great to see everyone together and enjoying themselves, and we even had an unexpected surprise!”
“He was joined by his lovely wife Yvonne. They kindly took time to say hello and to share a few jokes.
Senior Carer Naomi Leppington was thrilled to meet him and later commented: ‘I’ve always liked Cannon and Ball from being a youngster, so having Bobby walk in unannounced and join me at the table for a chat over some hot-pot was a very surreal experience.’
Entertainer Helen Jayne joined in the festivities and sang a medley of songs which soon had everyone singing along. Some even joined in the dancing.
The fun continued with prosecco, treacle toffee and black-peas, and then came the finale – a magnificent firework display that had everyone enthralled – and the rest home shrouded in a cloud of festive smoke!
Kathleen Sharples, a resident at The Moorings, said ‘Best night I have had in ages! I enjoyed lots of fun and games. The singer was excellent and the fireworks were just wonderful. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work. It makes everything so special.”
Four year old visitor Josh, who attended with his family, was full of excitement and said,”The fireworks were brill.’
However resident Rene Holdsworth was undecided on what she had enjoyed the most! She said. ‘I’m not sure if I preferred the fireworks or the prosecco the most.’
Either way it was a great evening for all.
In addition to The Moorings, Lakeview Resthomes have three other homes, namely Rosewood Lodge, Lakeview and Newfield Lodge. They will be holding their Bonfire Night Celebrations this evening, 3rd November. All visitors are welcome.
There will also be a Remembrance Day Ceremony which will be held on 11th November at The Moorings.
This is to be a very special but sensitive event to remember the fallen who gave their lives for our country, and also to remember people who have lost family.