Lambwood Heights residents celebrate VE Day in style with socially-distanced concert
The 75th anniversary of VE Day was marked by a socially distanced live concert, with residents enjoying the festivities from a safe distance, as some sang along from their balconies.
The concert included singing performances by local schoolboy Joshua Lord, who also performed at our Lambwood Heights VIP opening event back in February. Joshua was accompanied by his mother Marcella who sang classic swing and jazz songs for our residents.
The home also had musical performances from professional singer Tracy Lea who is always brilliant with interacting with our residents and is one of their favourite performers.
A Sun Soaked Affair
Residents had fun soaking up the weather whilst listening to live music in the garden. The residents all wore wartime hats, caps and headbands and waved union jack flags as they listened to the singers.
Staff went above and beyond as they decorated the entire garden with bunting and ribbons. Residents relished smoked salmon salads for starters, steak and chips for the main course and VE Day cupcakes and Victoria sponge cake for dessert. Our wonderful kitchen team also served fruit punch in martini glasses for the residents during the performances.
Lifestyles Manager at Lambwood Heights, Aimee Basham said, “It was really nice to see the residents having fun, singing and dancing to all of the old songs they all know and love. To see their smiling faces made it all worthwhile!”
Our resident Winnie said, “That was such fun!” and resident Ron reminisced, “I remember all of those songs, we used to dance to them back in the day”.
Dressed the part
Staff also got involved in the spirit of the VE Day theme and dressed up as different characters from the war era. Aimee continued, “Thanks to our amazing staff we had our own army commander, land army girls and even our own Winston Churchill!”
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