Published: Thursday 24th May 2018
Residents who live at De Brook Lodgecare home in Flixton enjoyed a right Royal celebration at the weekend to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The home pulled out all the stops for the festivities starting with a glamorous red carpet and Prosecco entrance which was fit for a Queen!
Plans for the party were made long before the big day, with residents and staff making decorations and inviting their guests. De Brook LodgeHome Manager, Corrina Clews, knew the event would be a must-see for the residents and they spent time beforehand reminiscing about street parties and other celebrations where communities would have come together to mark special occasions. Residents were also keen to recount stories of their own big day.
Corinna said,“Events such as Royal weddings are extremely important to our residents so we wanted to make sure they had a day to remember. Everyone gathered together to watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot – the ladies were excited to see the outfits and our gentleman were keen to see the Royal cars. We had a lovely day with plenty of laughter and memories being made.”
Residents and guests dressed up in their wedding outfits to watch the nuptials in the home’s cinema room. Once the Royal couple had said “I do”, the party started at De Brook Lodgewith a war time tribute band. Residents and their guests sang along to the traditional songs including the National Anthem whilst waving their patriotic Union Jack flags. The Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford made a guest appearance at the home and joined in with traditional games outside such as skittles.
The Mayor said,“It was an absolute pleasure to be at De Brook Lodge for the Royal wedding celebrations and share this time with the residents. Especially when there are so many faces that I have come across who I know, including one gentleman who I went to school with and haven’t seen for 40 years!“
Mary Hughes, who has recently moved into De Brook Lodge, said, “I have really enjoyed today from start to finish. I enjoyed a cheeky drink of Prosecco and the music was fantastic – it was lovely hearing everybody singing along!”.