Bury St Edmunds care home celebrates first carol service

Residents Mark Mckenzie and Nathan Hounslea who helped organise the event
Residents Mark Mckenzie and Nathan Hounslea who helped organise the event
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Residents at Drummond Court care home in Bury St Edmunds have joined together to sing and dance at their first carol service.

Friends and family were invited to join 32 residents and support workers at the Mencap Service on Wednesday to get festive in the run up to Christmas.

The event was organised by the residents of Drummond Court who worked with the management team to create a fun-packed evening.

Resource manager Leah James said: “The people we support are getting very excited about Christmas and have been involved in all sorts of Christmas activities for the evening. They told us who should attend and made sure items like the snow machine arrived on time.”

Live music from musician Nick Lowe and choir group Sometimes on a Sunday were amongst guests who joined in with the Christmas celebrations and for resident Nathan Hounslea the event went above and beyond his expectations.

He said: “The evening was really good. The best part for me was the music. I also got involved and helped put the chairs out in the morning and added the baubles to the Christmas tree ready for the guests to arrive.”

Residents and family members were also spoiled with mince pies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine to finish the evening.