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Care Home cools down heatwave
22 July 2022

Care home cools down heatwave

3 minute read

Lavender Hills Care Home made the most of the recent heatwave by hosting a grand family BBQ at the home, and even a trip out to Fleetwood Beach on the West Coast, bagging themselves some beach-compatible wheelchairs!

On Sunday 17th July, Lavender Hills Care Home hosted a family BBQ for 150 people which raised £616 in total towards residents’ funds.

The event included live music, refreshments, face painters and a bouncy castle alongside a raffle.

The fun didn’t stop there. On Tuesday 19th of July, the team decided to take the residents to the sand at Fleetwood Beach on their specially designed wheelchairs, giving them access to enjoy the beach and shoreline.

“It was so nice to be able to spend time with residents and their families at the BBQ, seeing residents with their friends and family without the restrictions of masks was so lovely.

“I really loved witnessing resident’s families seeing all the positive changes we’ve made over the last two years and getting to know the team better on a personal level.

“It was lovely for me as the manager to be able to get out and about with our residents, something I don’t often get the chance to do! There was no better way to do it than going to the beach on one of the hottest days ever!”

Stacey, Home Manager

This trip was funded by a generous donation from the East Lancashire Masonic Lodge Earl of Latham which the home is hugely grateful.

Setting off early in the morning to catch that sea breeze, the team went prepared with ice packs, sun cream, hats, and an abundance of cold water.

“I really enjoyed socialising at the BBQ and going out for the day to the beach. We had a lovely meal afterwards and I couldn’t think of a better place to be in the heat than the beach.

“I wouldn’t have missed the trip out for the world, it was nice to spend time with the Lavender family, they really look after us.”

Betty, Resident at Lavender Hills
Kathryn Barton
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