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Stamford Bridge has fun despite no sun

23rd July 2007

Residents at the Stamford Bridge Beaumont care home in York have recently enjoyed two successful events.

June's staff award ceremony celebrated the achievements of all staff over the past year. Sustained by sparkling wine and canapes, staff were presented with certificates by general manager Helen Lewis.

Sarah Welburn was singled out for special mention. The training facilitator reached the finals of the Barchester Healthcare Care Awards earlier this year.

Meanwhile, three of the home's care assistants have completed the Alzheimer's Society’s Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow programme.

The annual Forties Fete had to be moved indoors due to the poor weather, but the rain did not dampen the spirits of residents, relatives, local villagers and staff.

Staff slipped into fancy dress for the theme.

Entertainment was provided by visiting artists and the residents' choir, who sang songs from the '40s. There were also stalls, a tombola and a 1942 Ford jeep on display.

Strawberry cream teas were served in the residents' new licensed bar.

A total of £300 was raised, which will be divided between the Parkinson's Disease society and the Residents' Activities Fund.