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19th Jan, 2022

Shirley care home switches on Christmas lights for first time

Sarah Mason 19th Dec, 2021

MULLED wine flowed and festive treats were munched when the Shirley Barchester Fountains Care Home switched on its Christmas lights.

People living in Shirley joined the care home’s residents and staff in the home’s garden for the first festive lights switch-on performed by the Mayor of Solihull, Coun Ken Meeson.

A special surprise visit was made by Shirley Lions’ Santa Sleigh as well as a pampered pony dressed as a reindeer.

Fountains resident Margaret said: “Seeing the lights being switched on made me feel all Christmassy and it was so lovely singing carols with the choir around the tree.”

There were also stalls selling Christmas gifts, wreaths and cards.

There was mulled wine, hot chocolate, festive rolls with turkey, stuffing and cranberry and lots of other Christmas treats, all prepared by head chef Colin Buss and the hospitality team.

General manager Sonia Tenniswood said: “We absolutely love Christmas here at Fountains care home.

“It is such a special time and we all love decorating the home and having a lovely big tree.

“This is our second Christmas and definitely the biggest we’ve had but then it is Christmas so no better excuse to go all out.”

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