Champagne was on ice, savoury treats were baked and an opera singer was ready when a Sanctuary Care home in Stepney Green hosts a free high-tea reception.
People from the community were welcomed with champagne and canapés when Hawthorn Green Residential and Nursing Home, which offers residential and dementia care, in Redmans Road hosted a special celebration for everyone to enjoy.
Toe-tapping music and dance displays
There was toe-tapping music from singer and pianist Esther Williams who performed well-known hits from the 50s and 60s, a fabulous dancing display from a group of Morris dancers and opera singer Zoe South made sure the event was pitch perfect when she performed a song or two.
Resident Ron Ballard, who spent the whole celebration singing, said: “I really enjoyed the music, I loved the cakes too.”
“..fantastic entertainment, wonderful food and delightful company..”
The home’s activities leader Amma Nkrumah said: “Our high-tea celebration was a perfect mix of fantastic entertainment, wonderful food and delightful company. We all had a fabulous time, there were smiling faces everyway – it was a very special day for everyone, especially our residents.”
The high-tea celebration was complete with dainty cakes and finger sandwiches, beautifully displayed on vintage cake stands.