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Festive Afternoon Tea Delight!

Residents from Cramlington House enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea gathering at The Three Horseshoes pub in Blyth recently.

As part of an event for care homes and their residents across the local community, the Three Horseshoes greeted and treated 60 residents to a special festive afternoon tea occasion and some great entertainment, where they sang and danced with one another and enjoyed a good old natter too!

Kathy Turnbull who owns the pub put on the event for free to give something back to the community. Kathy really wanted to give the residents a brilliant time and that’s exactly what she did!

Our Wellbeing Champion at Cramlington House, Kim Stubbs, said: “Thank you so much to the team at The Three Horseshoes who organised a wonderful afternoon tea and entertainment for our residents. They were completely involved in and interacted so well with the occasion. It really did bring some festive cheer to them, that continued once they had returned home, excitedly telling others about their afternoon of fun!

The food was delicious, and the residents loved pulling crackers, talking happily among each other about Christmas and all the joy that it brings. They also enjoyed meeting other residents from different care homes too from the local community.

Kathy Turnbull added said: “It was a fabulous afternoon and we were blown away by the turn out! We erected large marquees in the grounds of the pub, installed outdoor heaters so that everyone was nice and toasty, and decorated them especially for the occasion, ensuring the theme was very festive and merry. It was great to see the residents relax and enjoy the entertainment too. It really is nice to be nice – in fact I shed some tears when they were leaving because they all had such a fab time, I just didn’t want it to end – we hope to organise similar events in the new year!”


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