Rugby nursing home marks VE Day with special event


A Rugby nursing home has held a special party to commemorate the 72nd VE Day.


Staff and residents at Willow Tree Nursing Home held the event which marked the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies on 8 May 1945, a day which heralded the end of the Second World War in Europe.


The care home’s event saw staff dressed in period outfits, with all guests enjoying a 1940s-style dinner and cakes. Local singer Eleanor Mattley also performed popular war-time songs.


Manager Jackie Huckvale said: “Many of our residents remember clearly both the good and bad times during World War Two and our event brought out some emotional memories.


“Many also remember being there to celebrate VE Day back in 1945, so they loved hearing old-time songs alongside their families and friends.


“We love to mark special days here at the home and this was another event which will live long in the memory at Willow Tree.”


Willow Tree Nursing Home is owned by Culpeper Care Limited and is set over an acre of private grounds on the outskirts of Rugby town centre.


The home specialises in caring for elderly patients requiring personal, nursing and dementia care.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.