St David’s Day celebrated at The Royal Star & Garter Homes

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Residents Betty and ‘proud Welshman’ Glynne

Daffodils and Welsh flags filled The Royal Star & Garter Homes on Friday, 1 March as the Charity celebrated St David’s Day with veterans.

The Homes in Solihull and Surbiton also marked the feast day of the patron saint of Wales with quizzes on the country and by playing music by well-loved Welsh singers such as Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey. They also tucked into delicacies including Welsh cake.

On the lunchtime menu in Solihull was also ‘lamb cawl’ and ‘leek and onion hot pot’.

Raquel Pena Aristizabal is the Activities & Volunteers Manager at the Home in Surbiton. She said: “It was a lovely day and to have so many gorgeous daffodils in the home, you could feel Spring is on its way! Some of the residents and staff here are Welsh, so it was

Resident Pam with flowers and the Welsh flag

wonderful to help share and celebrate this special day with them.”

Glynne, a resident at the Solihull Home, described himself as “a proud Welshman”. He said: “It’s nice to celebrate St David’s Day.”

The Royal Star & Garter Homes cares for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

The Charity always tries to make sure residents are connected to national events. In January, the two Homes celebrated Burns Night with haggis, whiskey bagpipers, drummers, and traditional Scottish dancing.

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