Cherry Trees' Summer Party with Rotherham Mayor
The Mayor of Rotherham was guest of honour at a summer garden party hosted by staff and residents of Cherry Trees Care Home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The mayor, Councillor Eve Rose Keenan, opened up the event, which saw relatives and guests from the local community attend in their droves. With the sun shining, attendees quickly got into the party mood, enjoying a buffet spread, including sausage rolls, sandwiches and cakes. A choice of soft drinks was also available, as well as wine. In addition to the refreshments, one staff member’s son added to the festivities by showing off his balloon-modelling skills, much to the delight of guests both young and old. As well as the balloons, a bandstand was set up, using the home’s recently bought gazebo. Local entertainer Paul Barry, a regular at the home, performed a series of songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s. The music had residents, as well as friends, relatives and staff dancing the afternoon away. One resident, Michael, who has lived at Cherry Trees since it first opened said: “This is the best summer party we’ve ever had. The music was an absolute delight.” Activity Coordinator for the home, Lisa Webster said: “We were thrilled to be able to invite the mayor to the party, as well as friends and family from the local community. Everybody enjoyed the opportunity to get together and enjoy food, drinks and great music.” Follow us on Facebook for further stories from our homes.