Burns night celebrated with Haggis and singing at Barchester care home

Burns night celebrated with Haggis and singing at Barchester care home

The Barchester Forest Hill Care Home was transported to the highlands of Scotland with a Burns Night celebration.

Residents and staff at the care home tucked into a supper of haggis, mince beef cobbler and treacle sponge in celebration of Scottish national treasure Robert Burns, the Worksop Guardian reports.

The room was decorated blue and white in keeping with the theme and residents enjoyed drinks and shortbread along with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne, which was penned by Burns.

Sure Bestwick, activities co-ordinator at the care home, told the newspaper: "This is the first year we have held the event and everyone absolutely loved it."

Meanwhile, Apprentice-themed fundraising activities and open days have been held at Barchester care homes across the country in an effort to encourage young people to enter a career in health and social care.

The care home chain has an apprenticeship completion rate of 91 per cent, which is significantly higher than the 73 per cent national average.

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