Claremont House care home in Beverley say they were thrilled when they received a VIP invite to Beverley Racecourse to attend their By Gone Beverley event on Bank Holiday Monday.
Claremont House were one of three Beverley Care Homes to be invited to the event, which had a 1960s theme. Beverley Community Lift provided the transport for Claremont House residents.
Staff and residents were greeted at the Premier enclosure entrance and then made their way to a specially reserved area where they were greeted with tea, coffee and an array of delicious home made cakes and scones.
The day, bathed in glorious sunshine meant that the VIP guests could to sit outside showing off their race day hats, while the staff dressed for the 1960s fashion theme.
Jennie Falconer from Claremont House said;
“The residents and staff would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Racecourse for a providing such fantastic day and event for them.
“Claremont House residents were thrilled when Mad Dog Jones and his swing band made a special appearance to entertain them.”
“Joane Spence, our Activity co-ordinator acted as the bookies runner to place bets and more importantly collect winnings!”
Resident Elsie Smith, 88, attended the day and said;
“I had a truly wonderful day, and everything was absolutely perfect. No one could have been cared for better than us. I haven’t been outdoors for 7 weeks following a fall at home. ”
“I was totally overwhelmed by everything – the sights and sounds and to back a winner just about topped the day.”