Well, what a fun packed special four days we had to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Valerie Manor. Of course some of the four days were spent watching the special events on the TV but we also managed to enjoy a fantastic Quiz developed by Horsham Museum for the residents, a Jubilee word search and enjoyed listening to some wonderful Jubilee music.
On Tuesday our chef Chris provided the residents with a very special lunch accompanied by Jubilee crackers, confetti, flags and Jubilee chocolates!
We did not let the rain spoil the day and managed to entertain 100 guests during the afternoon at our special Jubilee High Tea party with a wonderful menu once again created by Chris, plus face painting courtesy of ‘True Colours’ (a very kind relative), and bubbly of course, to raise a toast to the Queen. A very big thank you also to our hospitality assistant, Martyn, who helped out enormously throughout the day.
Not only did Chris arrange all of the catering he made a very special Crown Cake which was raffled off in aid of our local Hospice which we are fundraising for all year. We managed to raise £89 as well as enjoying a very special day.
I felt extremely privileged to be able to spend such a special occasion with the residents and friends and families of Valerie Manor.