The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in style at Richmond Village Nantwich on Saturday as residents, guests and staff held a traditional street party.
Over 100 people, many dressed patriotically in red white, and blue joined the afternoon’s revelries as Cat Radio started the party, followed by the wonderful sound of the award winning Foden’s Brass Band.
“The Floral Dance” and “The Sailor’s Hornpipe” were enjoyed by all, but it was the rousing rendition of “Rule Britannia” that had everyone singing and waving their flags. Mr Foden, grandson of the founder of the Brass Band and a resident at Richmond Village was joined by family and friends and thanked the band on everyone’s behalf to cheers and loud applause.
A traditional afternoon tea was served whilst Debbie Mercandelli, Hospitality Manager and British Care Award winner made delicious jugs of Pimms to accompany it. A Union Jack cake, made by Steve Monks Head Chef had pride of place amongst the delicious food on offer whilst a huge Union Jack themed hamper, provided by Sainsburys in Nantwich, was raffled and raised over £120 for the Princes Trust.
As the National Anthem brought the afternoon’s activities to an end, the words of “God Save our Gracious Queen” could be heard around the Village amidst a sea of red, white and blue.
Hilary Minshull, Care Home Manager remarked “We have all had an amazing time this afternoon. In fact, the whole day has been wonderful. We started early in the morning to ensure that everything was in place for a really fantastic party and that is exactly what we all had. We would especially like to thank Cat Radio and Foden’s Band, whose performance on the afternoon was so kindly donated by Mr Foden, and who made the whole atmosphere so special.”
Mrs Errol Lochhead, resident of Richmond Village echoed her sentiments when she said “Everyone has obviously worked really hard to make this afternoon such a success. We have all had the most wonderful time and are delighted that we were able to join in the celebrations in this way”.