All of our homes have been hard at work, prepping and planning some wonderful events over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend and we’ve been ecstatic to follow each and every one of them.
Celebrating first, Bank Hall hosted their Garden Party in slightly cloudy weather which gave way to some dazzling sun. The festivities started with our very own Area Manager, Kim Truscott, showing off her vocal range with classic songs like “These boots are made for walking”, “Stupid Cupid” and “Penny Arcade”. The perfect way to get everyone’s toes tapping!
Following this, we were joined by a very special guest, the Mayor of Burnley Councillor Cosima Towneley, who met with residents and staff and took the time to help plant a very special memorial tree. As part of Her Royal Majesty’s Jubilee, the nation was invited to plant a tree for the jubilee, a lovely way for us to mark the occasion and add to the gorgeous woodland that surrounds our home. With the tree planted, the rest of the day was spent enjoying some great music, food and conversations that were flowing in the sunshine.
Next up on the week’s agenda, it was Coniston House’s turn to impress with their jubilee celebrations. The car park was transformed with bunting and plenty of union jack flags, ready to welcome guests who were treated to a full buffet spread in the summer sun. Prizes were ready to be won too, provided by a number of local businesses from Chorley. Huge belly laughs occurred when the Queen or rather one of the carers, Damian Abram in full Queenly attire graced our residents with elegance and decorum, or at the very least attempted to.
Finally, on Sunday, Pendle Brook capped off an incredible week of events with their own Garden Party and a whole host of activities. Welcoming the wider Oswaldtwistle community, old and young, to our home to engage with us and celebrate together made for a phenomenal day. Despite the dull skies, the festivities were anything but. Plenty of the local community made their way into our home to take part.
With plenty of prizes to be won from the Raffle, Tombola and lucky dip there was plenty of interest from everyone involved. Our younger visitors weren’t left disappointed either, a full scavenger hunt and face painting gave everyone a good opportunity to get involved! After the live music, prizes were given and as the day winded down, we were treated to a fantastic performance from the Civic Arts Theatre group who showed us 7 decades in 7 minutes. A show honouring significant cultural moments over the Queen’s reign.
Rochcare believes that having things to look forward to and a sense of purpose and community is very important, and we help people get the most from each day in whatever way is most appropriate for them. We’re thrilled that so many of the people we help care for were able to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with activities, entertainment and great food.
We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our hard-working teams for organising and executing the above quality events that our residents, their families and local communities benefited from. The commitment shown by each individual staff member who worked over the long bank holiday is incredible and we thank them for continuing to provide an exceptional level of care, always. Thank you!