The evening was about so much more than sparklers and rockets alone. There was an impressive winter BBQ serving delicious burgers and hot-dogs, and the tempting chocolate fountain and warming mulled wine were flowing as the DJ played some disco favourites.
It was a full house, with many Roden Hall relatives and friends enjoying the spectacular fireworks display, the specially-prepared culinary treats and the great party atmosphere. Staff and residents from St George’s Park even came along to join in and it was a joy to see so many residents wrapped up cosy and warm in their blankets with huge smiles on their faces as the colourful display took to the skies above them.
Holly, former Lifestyle Coordinator at Roden Hall, made sure that everything was in place for the event as she knows it’s a firm favourite on the Roden Hall social calendar. She told us it was a real team effort though and many members of the Rotherwood team had been enthusiastic about getting involved. She had enlisted the help of CFO, Tom, who came from the Home Support Centre to set the fireworks off safely (ably assisted by Chris Barley and his trusty maintenance team). Nick Brown was given full BBQ duties and, of course, the evening would have been somewhat of a duller affair if Buying and Inventory Manager, Irfaan, hadn’t made sure that the high quality fireworks were ordered well ahead of the event!
In line with Covid guidance, friends and family remained outside of the building throughout the evening, but with Roden Hall’s fabulous outdoor terrace coming into its own, this did not dampen the lively atmosphere or social nature of the event at all.