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Queen keeping an eye on Platinum Jubilee preparations at Aldringham Court in Suffolk

The Queen has been busy checking up on preparations for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Aldringham Court in Suffolk and lending a listening ear to residents at the home.

The home, in the village of Aldringham, is taking part in a whole weekend of events with the local community and hosting the village with a fun day event on Friday, June 3rd. The guest of honour, a life-sized cut out of Her Majesty, has already made her way to the home and is busy causing a stir.

Home Manager Sarah Robertson said, “We are all very excited. It is very much a community weekend with everyone coming together to celebrate the Queen’s reign. Residents and our activity team have been working together to make decorations and bunting and our catering team will be busy getting refreshments ready for the weekend.”

The fun day in the beautiful grounds at Aldringham Court will include something for everyone and all ages are catered for.

“There will be races and games for the children, live rock n roll music, traditional afternoon teas, fancy dress and  Bake Off competitions in aid of Stand Up to Cancer,” added Sarah.

The life size cut-out of Queen Elizabeth will also be mingling with the people of the village out in the grounds.

“We have had the Queen with us in the home for a couple of weeks now and it has been lovely watching people come and have their photos taken with her, some of the residents come and have a chat with her too – telling her all sorts of things,” said Sarah.

Raffle donations have been flooding in from local businesses including Tesco, Waitrose, The Parrot and Punchbowl Pub as well as local cafes and restaurants. Our residents, families and staff have also been very generous with donations for the charity raffle.

Pilgrims Together, a local group who get together to worship outside of a church building will end the day with a short service, which will hopefully be the first of many joint ventures between the group and the home.

The visiting pod in the grounds of the home – which has allowed relatives to continue to visit their loved ones throughout the Covid pandemic – is being transformed into a small museum to house a historical display about Aldringham Court and the village itself.

Aldringham Court, a unique art nouveau building, is one of the points of interest in local history walks. The nursing home, which is rated Good by the care regulator – the CQC – and has been scored 9.4 out of 10 on independent review site carehome.co.uk, is part of the top 20 care homes group, Healthcare Homes.

To find out more about living in the home, contact the home on 01728 448344 or visit healthcarehomes.co.uk.

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