Residents of Lyncroft Care Home get their dancing shoes on for Wisbech Rose Fair

Residents of Lyncroft Care Home celebrate Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 in style.

Residents of Lyncroft Care Home celebrate Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 in style. - Credit: Archant

Residents of a Wisbech care home took part in this year’s Rose Fair parade, with their ‘music through the ages’ themed float being highly commended too.

Residents of Lyncroft Care Home celebrate Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 in style.

Residents of Lyncroft Care Home celebrate Wisbech Rose Fair 2018 in style. - Credit: Archant

Staff at Lyncroft Care Home on Clarkson Avenue worked to create a float for the residents, with family members drafted in to create costumes, build props and decorate the float.

Residents, staff and family members dressed up in outfits from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Lyncroft Care Home was joined by pupils from Wisbech Day Nursey on Lynn Road, who dressed up and joined in.

Wellbeing and activities coordinators Stacey Burton and Amy Ratcliffe created the float and organised the costumes and props.

Jan Davison, home manager, said: “The team here at Lyncroft gave up lots of their spare time to create the float and make this a really special experience for our residents.


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“We were thrilled to be involved and it was a fantastic opportunity for our residents to feel right at the heart of the community here in Wisbech.”

“Residents were supported and cheered on by families, friends and neighbors who came to watch. They loved waving to the crowds and people in the crowd were clapping as our residents went past which was quite emotional.”

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Rose Fair began in 1963 when local rose growers sold rose buds in the church gardens to raise funds for the restoration of St Peter and St Paul’s church, which dates back to Norman times.

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