We've had our own 'Elf' Day, and on Christmas Jumper day made mini jumper brooches for residents to wear, it was a bit hot for a woolly jumper inside as it was a rather mild day!
One of our residents family members treated us to an evening of Christmas music and poems, with delicious Christmas cake and mince pies made by our wonderful chefs, washed down with some mulled punch.
A local church who regularly visit us, came and gave a carol concert and short service, again lovely treats from the kitchen were served to our guests and residents. A poem was read by one of our residents.
The very talented Magdelana Musician., a regular visitor to Queen Charlotte treated us to some wonderful and different Christmas music and songs with residents joining in with drums, shakers, and bell instruments - she certainly gets everyone involved, even those who may be reluctant at first. Lovely to see the feet and hands tapping along to the music too.
Our residents made and decorated some fun sock snowmen, and we gave a few as presents to our regular 6th form students, who visit every week and helped with Christmas arts and crafts leading up to Christmas.
Our pharmacy donated a huge box of mince pies for the home, and what better way to enjoy than to have our residents decorate them before eating! Everyone had a lot of fun doing this.