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ROYAL STAR & GARTER VETERANS CELEBRATE ST GEORGE’S DAY

Activities were held for veterans at Royal Star & Garter’s care homes on Friday 23rd April, to mark St George’s Day.

Activities were held for veterans at Royal Star & Garter’s care homes on Friday 23rd April, to mark St George’s Day. 

Residents at Royal Star & Garter’s Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe enjoyed music, crafts, quizzes and delicious food to celebrate the patron saint of England.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, and celebrates special days in the calendar such as Burns Night and Valentine’s Day.

The Home in Surbiton was decked with St George’s flag bunting. Residents there were treated to an outdoor St George’s Day concert, given by the Lest We Forget Association. They then enjoyed a special British food menu for lunch. Staff also dressed for the occasion, wearing red and white clothing.

In High Wycombe, residents enjoyed a custom-made game of bingo featuring cultural icons such as black cabs, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and red phone boxes. In the afternoon, they took part in a St George’s Day singalong, which featured songs such as Jerusalem. They also tucked into crisps and other pub snacks, and took part in an English beer-tasting session.

The Solihull Home was also decorated for the special day. Residents living with dementia made St George’s flags from tissue paper. They enjoyed a quiz – which featured rounds on English history, food and drink and monarchs – and snacks including crisps and pickles.

www.starandgarter.org

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