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Bracknell care home invites community to help spread festive cheer

Bracknell care home invites community to help spread festive cheer

A care home team in Bracknell is gearing up to spread some festive cheer this Christmas.

Residents and team members at Care UK’s Bickerton House, on Warfield Road, are inviting local people to join in with this year’s Doorstep Carols – Britain’s biggest ever carolling sing-along – on Wednesday 15th December at 6pm.

Following on from last year’s success, which saw more than 125,000 people take part, Doorstep Carols aims to inspire the nation to take to their front doors and sing-along to well-known carols and Christmas songs in unison. Streets taking part are also encouraged to use the opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choice. This year, Care UK is an official supporter of the initiative, with residents in most of its 126 homes taking part in various ways.

Having practiced their songs and learnt their lyrics, Bickerton House is calling for those in the area to also head to their front doors and take part in the festive activity, in unison, at 6pm

Erika Smith, Home Manager at Bickerton House, said: “We are so excited to be taking part in Doorstep Carols this year here at Bickerton House.

“Residents and team members have spent the last few weeks perfecting their singing ahead of the event, and are looking forward to sharing this years’ festive experience with local people.

“Singing can be incredibly beneficial, especially for older people, as music and sound is closely linked to memory recall. Not only that, it’s an enjoyable, social activity which helps to create connections with others, as well as tapping into long forgotten memories which can evoke positive emotions.

“Everyone at Bickerton House is looking forward to spreading some festive cheer, and we are looking forward to seeing as many local people as possible come out on their own doorsteps to join in!”
Bickerton House has been designed to encourage residents to live active and fulfilling lives, while remaining as independent as possible in a safe environment. The state-of-the-art care home, which opened last year, provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, and features a bar and café, cinema, hair salon, activities room and garden.

For more information about Bickerton House, please email Customer Relations Manager, Suzanne Woodward at suzanne.woodward@careuk.com
Warfield Rd, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2JB
Wed 15 Dec 2021
Contact telephone: 01344 989943 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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