Sanctuary Care residents across the country have joined in on the annual Burns Night celebrations in full Scottish style, complete with tasty food and bagpipe entertainment.
Celebrations at The Rosary
Home manager Lyn Taylor, said: “The Burns Night event was very entertaining. Our residents were really looking forward to John coming along to show off his bagpipe skills while dressed in a kilt – it’s not something you see every day!”
Festivities hit Orchard House and Ravenhurst
Similar events were hosted at Orchard House Residential Care Home in Sawston and Ravenhurst Residential Care Home in Stourport-on-Severn. Local bagpipers joined residents and team members to sample delicious Scottish delicacies from haggis and tatties to buttery shortbread.
Richard Dawson, local bagpiper who visited Orchard House dressed head-to-toe in Scottish attire, continued: “Burns Night is a fantastic reason to celebrate Scotland’s heritage and I’m proud more people in England are celebrating the annual event – including care homes like Orchard House.”
Orchard House resident, Winifred Donoghue, 91, added: “I really enjoyed the Burns Night dinner and bagpiper – being from Gretna Green, it’s wonderful to have a taste of home and celebrate a Scottish event.”
Burns Night celebrations in London
The Scottish festivities even found their way to London, when Parkview House Resident Care Home in Edmonton rolled up their sleeves to create Scottish flags with a Robert Burns twist. Residents and team members enjoyed their artistic task with a trusty cup of tea and shortbread on the side.
About Burns Night
The annual celebrations pay tribute to the life of Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796).