Residents at Fornham House care residence in Fornham St Martin took to the skies recently during a special spring event.
Guests and residents watched an aerial drone display by Felixstowe’s ‘Time Flize’, which involved a drone demonstration before an aerial flight over Fornham House. The flight was live-streamed into the home to allow everyone to enjoy the amazing rural scenery above and beyond the home.
The event is just one of the home’s varied activities that has been included in its 2017 programme. The aim is to provide an enjoyable and memorable event for residents, as well as an opportunity for members of the local community to come into the home to meet residents and learn more about Fornham House.
Daphne Burnett, a resident at Fornham House care residence enjoyed watching the spectacle; comments Daphne: “The weather was very kind to us and we greatly enjoyed seeing the flight taking place – we all gathered in the lounge and enjoyed tea while watching it on a large screen. We saw our home and its grounds, the Fornham villages and even the sugar factory in the far distance. I could have watched it for longer!”
The drone flight was managed by ‘pilot in command’ Mick Richardson from Time Flize who guided the hi-tech equipment into the sky. The flight took in the local countryside and went up to almost 400ft, offering residents and guests a unique perspective of the local countryside during the first glimpse of the spring sunshine.
Irina Catanescu, Manager of Fornham House residential home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes group, said: “The event is just one of a number of community-focused events planned at Fornham House during 2017, all of which invite the local community into the home. A dog show is planned in April and the Fornham annual village fete, which is for all three Fornham villages, will be taking place in the grounds of Fornham House on 1 July 2017. More details will follow soon!”