Residents and staff at a Lytham St Annes rest home enjoyed an early start to Halloween and Bonfire Night with their own Festive Fireworks.
The firework display took place at Lakeview Rest Homes prestigious The Moorings in Lytham St Annes. The evening, aimed at bringing together family members and friends, was a huge success.
Director Pete Wood explained, “Many of our residents have grandchildren and even great grandchildren, so it was an ideal opportunity to bring together the different generations. It was a fun evening which appealed to all ages. It was great to see everyone together and enjoying themselves.”
The evening began with prosecco, treacle toffee, hotpot and black-peas followed by entertainment with Helen Jayne. Helen sang a medley of songs which soon had everyone singing along and some even joined in the dancing. Then, the finale – a magnificent firework display that had everyone enthralled – and the rest home shrouded in a cloud of festive smoke!
Resident Irene Litherland said, “What a great evening –the sights and smells of the fireworks brought me right back to when I was younger and my own children were growing up. Such happy memories! I enjoyed the fireworks then… and I still do now. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work. It makes everything so special.”
Her husband Eric, also a fellow resident, said, “It has been a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The food was lovely, especially the prosecco, and I so enjoyed the singing, particularly with the children dressed up and joking with us. Helen too really entertained us all”
Amy, age 6, and the daughter of carer Vicki Lee, loved her fancy dress outfit and she brought a smile to many faces. Alexander and Daisy, the children of director Nick Woods, showed more interest in the cake decorated with sparklers!
It wasn’t only the children who joined in the fun with their costumes. Christine Danguid, pictured with resident Kath Sharples, surprised and delighted everyone as the not-so-wicked witch.
In addition to The Moorings, Lakeview Rest Homes have three other homes, Rosewood Lodge, Lakeview Lodge and Newfield Lodge. They will be holding their Festive Fireworks throughout the week. All visitors are welcome.
There will be a Remembrance Day ceremony on 10th 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 members.