Mexican fun as care home celebrates second birthdayBy Karen Jordan
March 04, 2013
It was fiesta rather than siesta time as a care home celebrated its second anniversary.
The Alexandra Grange Care Home held a Mexican-themed party, complete with sombreros, ponchos and a Mariachi musician for its residents and staff.
Manager Sarah Parkin said: “We had a brilliant Mexican singer, and all the residents had a really great day, which was enjoyed by all.”
The party-goers at the Molly Millars Lane home also handed over £140 to Wokingham Community First Responders (CFRs), volunteers who are trained and work with the South Central Ambulance Service.
The CFRs are often the first on scene at the home when residents are taken ill. The money, raised by care home staff and volunteers, will be used by the Wokingham CFRs to purchase uniforms, training equipment and fuel.
CFR David Pickard said: “Our aim is to preserve life and promote recovery in an emergency situation, before the ambulance arrives, by providing early and often vital intervention. We are always looking for more volunteers.”
Anyone interested should call 0800 587 0207, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.southcentralambulance.nhs.uk