Parksprings Care Home hosted an amazing Platinum Jubilee Street party on the 3rd June 2022.
It was their first big event after such a difficult 2 years and everyone thought it was a fantastic day. Families, friend’s entertainers, pipers, local charities all supported by giving the residents and families an amazing day to remember.
Parkspring’s Resident Rock star, Ian performed live on stage singing one of his own songs, living his dream to get back into music and perform on the stage. This was phenomenal, he was ecstatic to be performing in front of everyone. He also got to meet the provost at the Tree Planting ceremony for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Party.
Ian has written and produced his own songs in the past and through Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) which we bring into the home has found his music again and had the dream to perform live at an event. This was his first event and he is a super star.
On stage also was SMP Jordan Linden, who was so impressed with their resident who wrote and performed a poem to the Queen that he asked to deliver it to the queen personally. The poem has gone to the Queens Lft and Parksprings are currently awaiting an update. The resident was so overjoyed and honoured and delighted his poem has been recognized and he said ‘to share it with the queen is fabulous’
There was also lots of competitions – which children from the local community took part in. Parkspring’s very own resident King and Queen helped with all the presentations of prizes which were made by residents in their our arts and craft groups. The residents and staff also made the Queens bunting and families helped with the decorations and balloons to make it a proper old fashioned Platinum Jubilee street party .
They also fundraised via a tombola and raffle. The Queens prizes went down really well, raising over £400 which they are going to use to help fund Music Therapy classes which we are sure that the residents will all love.
Residents then had a High Tea with the Queens songs as entertainment.
NAPA has recognised Parksprings Care Home for putting on all the activities and events for the Platinum Jubilee and actually awarded them with an Achievement for Recognition Certificate.
Well done Parksprings!