13 May 2019
Anya Court celebrates VE Day with 1940s themed fayre
Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, recently celebrated VE day by hosting a 1940’s themed spring fayre for residents, relatives and members of the local community.
The celebration on Wednesday marked 74 years since the surrender of Germany in World War Two.
The special event, which also raised £320 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, was attended by over 80 people, including the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Tom Mahoney.
At the event, team members dressed up in wartime outfits and invited visitors to enjoy an array of stalls, a raffle, tombola and special performance from Rob Wilson, who sang a variety of classic songs.
During the afternoon, pony rides were available for visiting children, alongside face painting, a petting zoo and a replica war tank.
General Manager at Anya Court, Laura Russell said: “I couldn’t be prouder of what my team achieved.
“It was such a wonderful day for the residents at the home, their family and friends, members of the local community and the team here at Anya Court.”
Lifestyles Team Leader at Anya Court Care Home, Sue Mitchell said: “It was an absolutely amazing afternoon. Every single smile melted my heart and made all of the planning worthwhile.
Resident Amy Cooke, 90, said: “The spring fayre was a lovely afternoon with so much going on. There was an amazing variety of activities on the day.
“Hands up to the lifestyles team for their costumes and organisation.”
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