Malvern care home residents enjoy the tastes of pantomime


Residents at a Malvern care home have been enjoying the tales of Mother Goose as a professional pantomime was put on as part of their Christmas entertainment.


Legendary story Mother Goose was performed for dozens of residents and their families at Welland House Care Centre in Welland.


Staff, who put together a year-round programme of events for residents, organised the show with a specialist company who regularly visit care homes to entertain residents. The annual pantomime followed a hugely successful performance of Jack and the Beanstalk last year.


The play was followed by a Christmas party with singing and dancing at the care home in Lime Grove.


Welland House Care Centre manager Maria Willis said: “Our residents all enjoyed what was a fantastic show along with their family and friends.


“They had such a lovely time watching Jack and the Beanstalk last year that we thought it would be a great idea to organise a performance of Mother Goose. It was the right decision because everyone had a great afternoon and got into the Christmas spirit.


“After the show, our staff laid on a buffet for residents and their families and they all sang Christmas carols. All the proceeds have gone to the residents’ fund for the outings and trips we’d like to take them on in 2018.”


Welland House also have other events taking place over the festive period including a residents’ party.


Welland House is registered with the Care Quality Commission for 51 residents and takes private residents as well as those referred by local authorities. All its nurses are fully qualified and they employ a total of 53 staff.


Welland House Care Centre is owned by the Worcestershire-based Redwood Healthcare group.


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