Christmas lights switched on at Solihull's Royal Star and Garter home - The Solihull Observer

Christmas lights switched on at Solihull's Royal Star and Garter home

Solihull Editorial 10th Dec, 2018   0

MULLED wine flowed and mince pies were muncheed when The Royal Star and Garter Home in Solihull switched on its Christmas lights.

A 15ft real tree was lit up in the reception area following a countdown led by Charlie Wilson, the home’s activities and volunteers manager.

An outdoor snowflake projector brought more Christmas cheer to the home which cares for ex-servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

The Monkspath Hall Road Home marked the special day with a visit from Bentley Heath Choir, who sung a medley of Yuletide classics, with residents often joining in.

As well as donating the 15ft tree, engineering company Arup also gave a further four trees and donated all tinsel, baubles and lights, as part of a £1,350 donation to mark its 50th year trading in the Midlands. Staff helped decorate the trees.

Business development coordinator at Arup, Naomi Forrester, said: “To mark the anniversary we wanted to give back time and funding to community projects.

“A lot of our engineers come from military backgrounds or are Reserves, so this was a charity we wanted to be involved with.

“The way they treat people here who have done so much for their country is amazing.

“This is not your ordinary care home.”


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