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Staff come together to ensure Roger can celebrate his granddaughter's wedding despite lockdown restrictions
1st June 2021

Last month, staff at Richmond Villages Bede went above and beyond to ensure Roger, one of our residents, could attend his granddaughter's wedding, despite the government restrictions in place.

To make sure Roger felt included in his granddaughter’s special day, the team at Richmond Villages Bede arranged for the wedding to be live streamed via Zoom into the village. Roger dressed up in his finery for the ceremony, while the team pulled together to host and prepare a delicious wedding buffet, decorate one of the lounges and bake a cake for Roger and his fellow residents to enjoy. Staff even dressed for the occasion and joined Roger in the celebrations, helping him to feel as if he was at the wedding in person. 

Granddaughter, Hannah was thrilled that her Grandad was able to be part of her special day and said: “I am so pleased that Richmond were able to tee up the tech so that my Grandad could enjoy the ceremony in real time, it meant so much to have him there, even if it was virtually.

“I can’t thank the staff enough for providing Grandad with a wonderful spread and even a wedding cake – I’m thrilled that everything came together in the best way it could and Richmond made it happen.”

Andrew Lower, Village Manager at Richmond Villages Bede, added: “We were determined that Roger was going to be part of his granddaughter’s special day, we couldn’t bear the thought of him not seeing the marriage in real time. He told us he very much enjoyed the occasion. 

“It was a great day had by all and wonderful to watch the love and elation that such magical moments bring.”

Richmond Villages Bede offers a range of retirement accommodation from apartments and suites to a residential care home, all of which are tailored to the individual needs of each resident, including those living with dementia. The village also boasts an onsite restaurant, bar and hair and beauty room. 

For more information about Richmond Villages Bede, please call our friendly Village Advisers on 02476 991 493