It was a fantastic day at Sandringham Care Home yesterday as the home came together to celebrate resident Ronald Cooke (know as Cookie) winning the Resident Contribution of the Year award at the national Four Seasons Care Awards.
Cookie was not able to attend the awards in Birmingham so as a way of recognising such a fantastic achievement, the home decided to purchase a greenhouse for him - something he has always wanted.
For the past week he has been watching the maintenance men fit together every screw and bolt and looked on with anticipation as every pane of glass was fitted.
Yesterday we invited some of his former neighbours and friends along to be with him as he and the local Mayor - Councillor Mealla Robinson - officially opened the greenhouse.
Neal Hughes, Sandringham's Music Therapist provided entertainment for the afternoon and the staff laid on a fantastic barbeque for everyone.
Home Manager Tracey Palmer said:
"We are all so proud of Cookie and celebrating his success was a marvellous day all round for everyone at the home. Hopefully by this time next year Cookie will be providing us with home-grown tomatoes and strawberries - we can't wait to see how he gets on!"
Date published: 26 July 2019
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