Care homes from across Essex join together to commemorate the Queen's platinum jubilee.
WOW! What a day!!
On Thursday June 2nd, we held our FaNs Network Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party, and it was a roaring success! Residents from care homes across Essex were invited along with their friends and family to join in the celebrations, and everyone had an absolute blast. The day was just so full of love, laughter, entertainment and lots of food! Entertainment was provided by Mr Motivator, Nancy May, Strollercise, Sistars and DJ Buzby, who kept everyone entertained for the day!
The residents loved it too! Margaret & Ann, both residents at Alderwood Care Home said, "Wow, wow, wow! Thank you so much to FaNs! An incredible afternoon, so well organised".
Also, Sam, manager at Woodlands residential care home for ladies said, "It was such a fun and emotional day and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...it meant so much to our lovely ladies and they're still talking about it! Simply amazing and all your efforts that went into organising the day didn't go unnoticed. Thank you"
There are so so many people and organisations to thank who helped to make it all possible, and I’m going to give it a try! The National Lottery for the funding
Tesco Extra for their donation and everlasting support
Colchester Sports Park for the venue
Nancy May for her beautiful voice
SiStars for bringing the energy and amazing dance
The one and only Mr Motivator MBE, for bringing the house down, (and not forgetting the incredible Mrs E, Sandra Evans for making everything tick.
Strollercise Colchester for being awesome bundles of energy and love
To Peter Dutch and the ALB who lent us their minibus for the day!
Community360 for the transport
Viv, Izzie, Tom, Jimmy and Rosie for their hard work in the set up and break down.
Tendring Community Transport for diving in and helping us at the last minute
Hills Self Storage and Blankfields Removals for the loan of the truck!
DJ Buzby for keeping the tunes rolling
Victoria Polley at BBC Essex for seeing our value and promoting us.
The amazing Carol Marshall for her baking skills (all gone Carol)
To every community volunteer and care worker for your support with our most valuable generation.
And mostly, to our awesome amazing incredible and beautiful residents who chose to spend their day, and share their Jubilee with us. It’s a day that we’ll long remember! Thank you. Thank you all. Team FaNs. #makeeverymomentcount #PlatinumJubilee