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30 May 2022

Coate Water Care celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Residents and staff at Coate Water Care’s nine residential care homes in Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucester, Hampshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with afternoon tea parties, special lunch menus and plenty of festive bunting.

“We are big fans of the Queen at Coate Water Care,” says Geraldine Smith, Coate Water Care’s CEO, “and we love to celebrate special royal occasions. And they don’t come more special than a Platinum Jubilee.”

“The fact that Her Majesty has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history is an amazing achievement, and I know our residents are looking forward to watching all the Platinum celebrations and events on TV and tucking into our chefs' special Platinum treats.”

Platinum Jubilee

The Platinum celebrations include Trooping the Colour, a Service of Thanksgiving, the Platinum beacons, a Platinum Jubilee pageant and a star-studded concert.

The whole Royal Family is expected to attend the Service of Thanksgiving scheduled to take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3 June - marking the largest gathering of the royal family since Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding at Windsor Castle in 2018.

Here is just a sample of events taking place at Coate Water Care homes to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Westley Court in the peaceful village of Cookley, near Kidderminster

June 2

- Big screening of Trooping the Colour from 11am in the ground floor lounge

- Raising of flag in the courtyard at Gun Salute

- Morning drinks with themed homemade cakes and snacks

- Traditional presentation of afternoon tea with fresh strawberries

June 3

- Traditional singer from 11 am

- Screening of Thanksgiving Service

- Homemade themed cakes and snacks

June 4

Westley Platinum Party!

- Homemade Jubilee Victoria sponge centre piece

- Homemade Jubilee lemon trifle

- Planting of a Jubilee named rose in the courtyard

June 5

- Screening of the pageant

- Themed cakes

- Traditional roast dinner presented in dining room with themed decoration

June 6

- Pianist

- Themed cakes

June 10

- 'Street party' for the Queen's birthday

Church View in Stratton, Swindon

June 2

- Big screen watching Trooping the Colour followed by baking Crown biscuits

June 3

We have an entertainer in the afternoon followed by Thanksgiving

June 4

- Afternoon tea, scones and clotted cream in the garden

June 5

- Residents and family garden party with buffet, entertainment and stalls

At Mockley Manor near Henley in Arden, Warwickshire the home's new Activities Coordinator is organizing a garden party/street party which will be opened by their very own Mayor, William Lowe – he is a resident at the home and the ex-mayor of Stratford on Avon.

They also have an entertainer booked, with games for the residents, staff and visitors such as

- A right Royal mix up

- Find the Corgi

- Whose the grandchild?

- We have our own Queen for the day

- On this day in history

There will also be a timeline of the coronation and what else has happened in the lives of the residents at the home, along with a buffet lunch. Henley Ice Cream are lending us one of their ice cream carts for us to have ice cream at the home. In addition, relatives are making cakes, bunting and posters.

At Downs View in Badbury, Swindon the highlights will be the appearance of a magician on June 1 and a special afternoon tea on June 2,

“The fact that the Queen is 96 years-old and has only just started to scale down the number of events she attends is testament to her amazing dedication and sense of duty,” says Geraldine. “It will be three cheers to the Her Majesty this week from everyone at Coate Water Care!”

To find out more about any of Coate Water Care’s nine residential care homes, about the way we care for people living with dementia or to book a viewing please contact our friendly Welcome Team on 01793 821200.

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