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Care home gets into the spirit of Suffolk Day with family fun and performances

PUBLISHED: 10:28 27 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:14 27 June 2018

Vera-Anne Green and Cathy Sedgwick . Photo: Hartismere Place care home

Vera-Anne Green and Cathy Sedgwick . Photo: Hartismere Place care home

Hartismere Place care home

Residents in a north Suffolk care home were treated to a day of family fun in celebration of Suffolk Day 2018.

Cedrus House’s Edith Lawson, Chelsea Sturman and Jean Brown. Photo: Hartismere Place care homeCedrus House’s Edith Lawson, Chelsea Sturman and Jean Brown. Photo: Hartismere Place care home

Hartismere Place care home in Castleton Way, Eye, was joined by teams from the eleven other Care UK homes in the area, as well as members of the community, to celebrate everything that is great about the county.

There was something for everyone to enjoy on the day, from hook-a-duck, lawn games and Suffolk ice cream, to shopping opportunities with handmade crafts and treats at the many stalls at the event.

Matthew Calver, home manager at Hartismere Place, said: “Suffolk Day is a highlight for many people in the community – not least with residents here at Hartismere Place, so we’re always delighted to be able to celebrate the occasion with a day of fun activities.

“This year’s event was fantastic. The sun was shining and it was so lovely to see the smiles on everyone’s faces. I’d like to say a huge thank you to St Peter and St Paul Primary School, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Beaten Track, and everyone who helped make the day so fantastic. “

Customer relations manager Angela Hodge and Care UK resident Tony Gough. Photo: Hartismere Place care homeCustomer relations manager Angela Hodge and Care UK resident Tony Gough. Photo: Hartismere Place care home

The party spirit was in full swing throughout the day, with musical performances from Year Two pupils from St Peter and St Paul Primary School in Eye and band, Beaten Track.

Visitors had the opportunity to make some new feathered friends thanks to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, who brought along various birds of prey to the celebrations.

There was also the opportunity for some of the home’s retired farmers to reminisce about their younger years, with a visit from a 1957 Ferguson tractor and furrow plough.

Mr Calver added: “I’d also like to say a special thank you to the residents and team members from our fellow Care UK homes – it’s always so lovely to bring everyone together, and days like these are a great way of doing this.”

Care UK’s Maria Santos with residents Judith Phillips  Photo: Hartismere Place care homeCare UK’s Maria Santos with residents Judith Phillips Photo: Hartismere Place care home

Suffolk Day was held on June 21, the longest day of the year, and celebrated all things that make Suffolk great.

It saw festivals and events around the county with people coming together to celebrate Suffolk.

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