Nottingham care home residents celebrate Queen’s Jubilee with a family party

Residents at Coppice Lodge care home in Nottingham have enjoyed a special party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

During the long bank holiday weekend, the care home staff organised a Jubilee party with entertainment and a wonderful spread of jubilee themed cakes and party food, so that residents could celebrate together with their families.

The Mayor of Gedling, Cllr Peter Barnes, and his wife, Sandra Barnes, joined in the celebrations and entertainer, John Haddow, got everyone up signing and dancing to some golden oldies.

The care team at Coppice Lodge had been planning the celebration for weeks. They organised a kiddie’s corner in the care home’s cinema room with toys and games for the children who also had their very own buffet. The staff also decked the care home in bunting and flags for the special celebration.

The Mayor and his wife said: “Thank you so much for inviting us to your wonderful event. We have visited Coppice Lodge on many occasions, and you never disappoint. It’s so good to see the residents looking so well and we look forward to our next event with you in July.”

Margaret Limb, a resident at Coppice Lodge, said: “This has been such a lovely day and the food was amazing but the best bit was getting to spend it with all my family. Thank you so much, I never thought I would be this happy here.”

Lifestyle Manager, Lorna Thornley, said: “We all had a fantastic time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee at Coppice Lodge, with lots of laughter, music, drinks, food and games for the children. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the kitchen staff for such a lovely spread and to all our staff for coming in to help out on the day. They all worked really hard to make sure all the residents had a fantastic time.

“A special thank you to the Mayor, and his wife Sandra, for attending and saying a few words; to Sophie Hunt, the daughter of our care home chef, for making our beautiful Jubilee cake; and to John for entertaining us all afternoon.

“A final thank you goes to all the family and friends of Coppice Lodge for attending our special Jubilee party. It really was magical to welcome you all back into our home again.”

Coppice Lodge care home, on Coppice Road in Arnold, Nottingham, is a purpose-built luxury care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. Close to local services and amenities, it is rated good by the Care Quality Commission.

For more information, call 0115 920 5906, email coppice.lodge@idealcarehomes.co.uk or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.