Residents at Addison Court care home in Accrington enjoyed an afternoon of nostalgia when they were visited by the ‘Land Girls’.
The singers, dressed appropriately, serenaded the residents, staff, family and friends with war time classics. Lots of audience participation made for an afternoon of fun enjoyed by everyone, which also helped support the charity Sue Ryder.
The Land Girls are a support group who set up over 10 years ago on a mission to raise funds for national healthcare charity, Sue Ryder. They sing "hits from the blitz" to different communities helping people relive that part of their life. Every penny the Land Girls raise goes directly to Sue Ryder enabling them to continue providing incredible care to people living with incurable illnesses whether that be in their neurological centres, hospices or care in the community.
Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care) offers residential, nursing and dementia care to older people with varying levels of need. Addison Court is a purpose-built care home based on Addison Street. It has recently undergone a full refurbishment to further enhance the environment for the residents. Anne-Marie Potter, home manager at Addison Court said: “At Addison Court, we offer varied activities in a caring and supported environment, which includes arranging fun and stimulating events for our residents, which all contributes to an atmosphere of companionship.
“Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance by the Land Girls and many of them joined in the songs. It stimulated lots of conversations and memories and enabled a great deal of interaction between residents, staff and families. It was also very pleasing to be able to support such a worthwhile charity as Sue Ryder Care.
“Amore Care (now Priory Adult Care), which is part of the Priory Group, prides itself on its provision of quality, innovative and value for money services. Arranging activities and entertainment which reflects the interests of our residents, such as the Land Girls show, reflects this philosophy.”
Emma Russ, Regional Fundraiser from Sue Ryder, commented: "It's fantastic to have the Land Girls perform at Addison Court and support the work the home is undertaking. To know that the Land Girls sparked many memories and conversations for some residents makes the Land Girls hard work and dedication all worthwhile. The Land Girls are invaluable to the work we do in the local community."
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