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Dorset House holds Jubilee Tree Planting Ceremony

Posted: 06-06-2022

A group of older people plant a tree

Dorset House Nursing Home has held a tree planting ceremony in the presence of the Droitwich Mayor to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The ceremony took place on 2nd June and united residents, staff, and members of the local community to honour the Queen’s reign and paid homage to ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative which encourages communities to plant trees to create a lasting environmental legacy.

The home served a three-course luncheon and raised a glass to The Queen before excited residents and staff congregated outside. Residents at the home, many of whom are keen Royalists, sung the National Anthem as the tree was planted, led by lifelong choir-singer Reg. The Droitwich Mayor, Councillor George Duffy, said a few words before the Home Manager, Karen Johnson, gave a speech. A commemorative ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ plaque was fitted for the home to honour the happy occasion. 
Karen Johnson, the Home Manager, said:
“The Jubilee has brought residents pure joy. By planting this tree, our residents feel a part of The Queen’s tree-planting initiative and that they have contributed to a greener environment for future generations. This event is just one of the many Jubilee activities we have held in the home. We’re going to look back on these happy days for years to come”. 
Following the success of the Home’s Jubilee event, Councillor George Duffy said:
“Thank you for inviting me to join your residents for a Jubilee meal and to help plant the commemorative tree. The food was great and seemed indicative of incredible all round care”.
The cherry tree was planted within the home’s grounds having been donated by ‘David’s Garden Centre by Cherry Lane’. The Garden Centre Manager, Dawn Szmydt, attended the ceremony and said:
“We at Cherry Lane David’s are so thrilled to donate the cherry tree to Dorset House Nursing Home and to be involved with the Jubilee lunch and planting of the tree with the Mayor of Droitwich! The team and I hope our cherry tree brings the residents of Dorset House joy and brightens up their garden. We are delighted to see the tree planted amongst the others and look forward to the delicious cherries being enjoyed!”
Dorset House Nursing Home in Droitwich Spa is operated by Rotherwood Healthcare and provides Residential and Nursing Care in luxury surroundings.