2 March 2022
Anisha Grange plants tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy
Anisha Grange, our care home in Billericay, recently joined people around the country by planting a tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy.
The initiative, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.’
In attendance to the special event was the Mayor of Basildon Borough, David Dadds, who was greeted by residents and team members before being led to the garden to plant a magnolia tree.
Whilst the tree was being planted, residents waved flags in the garden and the entire event was live streamed in the homes cinema room for residents to watch.
The ceremony was followed by an afternoon tea, prepared by the kitchen team at the home, rounded off with a special performance of ‘What a Wonderful World’ by resident Betty Milburn, 85.
General Manager at Anisha Grange Care Home, Niva Jha said: “It has been a beautiful afternoon celebrating Her Majesty reigning 70 years.
“It was a great privilege to have the Mayor of Basildon Borough join us to mark this special event. Most importantly, this has been a meaningful day for our residents who had a fabulous time and can’t wait to continue the celebrations throughout the year”
Mayor of Basildon Borough, David Dadds said: “This is the first tree planting I have had the pleasure of attending. I am overwhelmed by the amazing residents I have met, especially the performance by Betty. It was a thoroughly enjoyable event.”
The home also invited three special guests from the Royal British Legions to attend the tree planting.
Resident at the home, Len Hale, 99 said: “This is one of the best days I have had since moving into Anisha Grange.
“This has been a very special day for me as we celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee and I was able to enjoy this with my dear friends from the British Legion. I have had the most amazing day and was pleased to meet the Mayor.”
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