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  • Hereford
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  • Bury St Edmunds
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  • Worcester
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  • Leominster
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Laughter really is the best medicine and we have had lots of fun events this Spring, to banish any winter blues.

Pancake races

Lots of laughter, as always, for our annual fancy dress wheelchair pancake race for Shrove Tuesday! The newly refurbished corridor of the manor house part of our home extended the race track somewhat this year and, of course, it got quite competitive! Both resident and staff teams throwing themselves into the occasion – some comedy outfits and superb pancake tossing. Check our facebook page for the video. https://www.facebook.com/TheLawnsOfficial/videos/293065469435580

pancake races - two residents ready to race
fun and laughter pancake racing in the corridors of The Lawns

World Book Day

We also marked World Book Day with monologues, poetry and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes “The Real Cinderella” story.

Sip and Snack around the World

Who says you can’t experience abroad from the comfort of your lounge?! Our residents are calling themselves the Vintage Voyagers!

We have a monthly Sip and Snack around the world event. ‘First stop France, sampling French cheeses, French wine and juice. Plus, the wonderful smell of hot freshly baked garlic bread. We had a French language quiz, learnt about the different regions of France, Spoke French and filled up on facts and figures. Next stop Italy!

Red Nose Day and St Patrick’s Day laughter

We have a Funtime Friday each week and what better time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and Red Nose Day. Sunshine, smiles and surprises. A bit of dancing and a cheeky tipple. Baileys all round!

Joy, our fabulous Lifestyle and Welbeing lead, is always making residents giggle with her zest for life and huge array of fancy dress clothes! Clowning around for Red Nose Day was no exception. See the photos below.

Joy bringing the laughter on red nose day
Joy bringing the laughter on red nose day - giggling with residents

And Joy arranged a special surprise for St Patrick’s Day with a visit from two gorgeous Shetland ponies, on perfect behaviour enjoying the attention from residents. Joy took them room to room, whilst two wonderful volunteers served whisky cake in the lounge and hosted an Irish quiz with tongue twister Limericks.