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Harley Davidson riding group celebrates Care Home Open Day with Cheltenham care home

Added on: 4th May, 2018 by WPRagency

Harley Davidson riding group celebrates Care Home Open Day with Cheltenham care home

Regional lifestyle lead David Ible and lifestyle coordinator Sarah-Jayne Sallis with resident Sally Stallard

Last Updated:
Fri, 4 May 2018

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There was fun for all at a Cheltenham care home when it invited the local community in for a day of celebrations, including a special visit from a local motorcycle club.

The Care UK team at Sandfields, on St George’s Road, welcomed the people of Cheltenham to enjoy Care Home Open Day, a countrywide initiative set up to develop lasting relationships between care homes and local communities, and to dispel common myths about care home life.

The home marked the occasion by throwing a royal-inspired party in honour of the Queen’s 92nd birthday. The team organised a traditional outdoor street party in partnership with the nearby Jenna Court retirement development, including a live musical performance from local singers, Tony Minchella and Alex Kelly.

Visitors also enjoyed a variety of stalls selling crafts, food, toys and photography, and the home received a special visit from local nursery group, Little Pips. The day was topped off with a Harley Davidson motorbike display from local motorcycle group, the Rolling Hills.

Deanna Lane, home manager at Sandfields, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon celebrating Care Home Open Day at Sandfields. The residents all really enjoyed marking the Queen’s birthday with a party, and the Harley Davidson display was a hit with residents and guests alike.

“Care Home Open Day is all about building bridges with our local community, and showing what life in a care home is really like, so it was brilliant to see so many of our neighbours come along to celebrate. We would like to say a big thank you to our colleagues and the community members who put so much effort into organising and supporting the event, as well as the Rolling Hills group for making the day so special.”

For more information about Sandfields, please call customer relations manager Virginia Peachey on 01242 801 867 or email virginia.peachey@careuk.com.

To find out more about Care Home Open Day, please go to careuk.com/carehomeopenday.

For more general information about Sandfields please visit careuk.com/sandfields.

For more information about Care UK, visit www.careuk.com

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