On Saturday from midday until 4pm, we opened the doors at Groveland Park as part of the National Care Home Open Day, and we’re pleased to say that this year, it was another great success for us – around 80 people attended, and even the sun was shining!

As an event put on for our residents, their family members, friends and members of the local community, we like to have a lot going on, so this year we decided to celebrate the Best of British! Everyone invited was encouraged to wear red, white and blue fancy dress, and a street party buffet was laid on by the fantastic kitchen staff.

With the weather in our favour, we were pleased to be able to spend the entire afternoon in the garden, with a traditional tombola, along with face painting by Sally. We also had a 1940s show, which was performed by the lovely vintage vocalist Marie – she performed ‘40s-style songs from British artists, along with a couple of patriotic numbers too! Last but most certainly not least, we were lucky enough to have The Great British Sing-off Cabaret Show, which was an absolutely hilarious show for all the family, containing great songs and funny costume changes throughout.

It was a fantastic day for everyone involved – if you missed it this year, keep an eye out for next year’s event!