Last month, we held a garden party at The Mews in honour of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday. Service users from all of our homes were invited along with their families and all of our staff.
The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas, and the Mayoress were also invited. They enjoyed meeting some of our service users with learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries, learning about our services and experiencing what it’s like in our care homes.
The garden and the main hall were decorated with Union Jack bunting and balloons, as well as artworks which had been created by service users in their arts & crafts sessions in preparation for the event. Fortunately, the weather was kind to us and everyone had a lovely day. There was a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy including a Punch and Judy show, magician and live music from Martin the Music Man. We even had a cut-out of the Queen so you could be photographed next to her!
We also had a visit from Sarah’s Animal Adventures, where we had the opportunity to get up close and personal and learn about all sorts of amazing animals. And there was an impressive display of birds of prey. We played outdoor games and competitions and held a raffle in aid of Headway Northampton. All in all it was a very successful day and a great opportunity for everyone to catch up and celebrate the occasion.
For more photos of the day, have a look at our album on Facebook.