Newsletter: St. Patrick's Day

We always enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and this year has been no exception.

Residents have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of craft activities, ranging from making four leaf clovers and leprechauns to decorating and wearing fun hats.


Our chefs once again cooked up wonderful Irish-themed menus featuring shamrock eggs for breakfast and slow-cooked Irish stew followed by Guinness chocolate pudding for dinner followed by Irish coffees.


We also all learnt that Saint Patrick’s feast day, as a kind of national day, was already being celebrated by the Irish in Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries, well before St. Patrick became known as the patron saint of Ireland. A lovely day was had by all.


Remembrance and Reflection

Thursday 17th March also marked the Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, an opportunity to remember those who have died or lost loved ones to Covid-19. According to Skills for Care, an estimated 922 social care workers in England tragically lost their lives between March 2020 and May 2021. The past two years have taken a real toll on the sector, so although we were keen to keep things positive for our residents, in amongst all the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations we quietly took some time to remember and reflect.


Our staff members have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and have achieved incredible results against all the odds. We count ourselves extremely lucky to have such a devoted and dedicated team.

But our care heroes are part of the wider community and we have all suffered during the pandemic. Therefore, we urge everyone to join the National Day of Reflection on Wednesday 23 March and observe the national minute’s silence at 12pm. Led by end-of-life charity Marie Curie, the National Day of Reflection is a day to reflect on the lives of the people who have died during the last two years and support the millions of people who are grieving. Whether from Covid or any other cause.

To find out more about the National Day of Reflection and how to get involved visit mariecurie.org.uk/dayofreflection

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