Residents and staff at Meadow House, the ‘outstanding’ rated nursing home in Swaffham, celebrated Burns Night with a visit from local traditional piper, Dave Harper. Dave kindly came to the home to play the bagpipes for the residents and wore a full traditional piper’s uniform, including heavyweight kilt. Music was played, Mr Burns’ famous poetry was recited by resident John Howett and everyone joined in to sing Auld Lang Syne.
The afternoon was also complemented by a delicious spread of traditional Haggis, neeps and tatties, Scotch eggs and Scottish smoked salmon, which was laid on by the staff at the home.
Confirms Belinda Jones, activities coordinator of Meadow House nursing home, which is located on Norwich Road in Swaffham and is part of the Healthcare Homes group: “We all had a great afternoon of Burns celebrations. Dave Harper is a fantastic piper and he really entertained our residents with traditional Scottish music. This was followed by resident John Howett reading Robert Burns famous poem addressing the haggis. Myself, Ann and some of our lovely residents also prepared haggis, scotch eggs, smoked salmon, neeps and tatties and, of course, a little tipple of Scotch Whiskey.”