The sudden change in the weather, with the perfect blue skies over the previous week being replaced by overcast conditions and a chilling breeze across Wellington, could not dampen the enthusiasm for the very well supported Easter Bazarre held at Oaktree Court on Saturday 31st March 2012. After a multi-million pound investment by Majesticare, who own and manage this lovely building and beautiful wooded surroundings, this was a major event to promote closer integration between the Home and the Wellington Community. In support of this effort, the Mayor (Cllr Andrew Govier) and Miss Wellington (Molly Redstone) opened the event with Ann Bright (Home Manager) and Cllr Jackie Govier (pictured right) formally introducing the afternoons fun.
The residents and their guests all had a lovely time and were especially thrilled to have Wellington’s own carnival ‘queen’ in attendance. Oaktree Court had requested the services of the real Queen but due to her very busy Diamond Jubilee commitments she was unable to attend. Molly Redstone, suitably dressed with her sparkling tiara and sash, went around and chatted with the residents (pictured left) which added much cheer and warmth to the afternoon.
Later that day, some of the younger children were led on an Easter Egg Hunt around the gardens and woodland area that surrounds the Home. This event was fantastic fun for all the children – and their Mums!! Sadly, it was one of the final events that Oaktree Court’s resident activities super-hero, Jayne Allard, will be organising. She is hanging up her creative talents after over 23 years of helping many, many residents who have lived on this site and undoubtedly the thanks of many relatives and friends of current and former residents will be richly deserved for this very unassuming lady.
For more information regarding Oaktree Court please visit www.majesticare.co.uk/care-homes/oaktree-court-care-home