Mayor honoured to open Walstead Place Care Home Summer Carnival as loved ones reunite after

Published: 18 August 2021

The Mayor of Haywards Heath was delighted and honoured to open the Summer Carnival at Walstead Place Care Home as the sun shone down for residents to enjoy the outdoor fun carnival with their families and friends.

Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin, comments:

“It was such an honour to be part of this event at Walstead Place Care Home and to see the delight on the faces of residents and their loved ones as they reunited and enjoyed the activities and ambiance at this event. I had such a marvellous time chatting to residents and their families as well as witnessing the phenomenal work ethic of the team at the care home. Not only is it impeccably clean but it seems that every effort is put into ensuring its residents have a comfortable and fun time at the home. Thank you to Jacqui, her team and all the residents at Walstead Place, what a marvellous event to attend as we continue to ease out of this lockdown.”

Jacqui Ferguson, Home Manager at Walstead Place, adds:

May I say a huge thank you to the Mayor for coming and opening our event last Saturday, the residents really enjoyed chatting with the Mayor and were so proud to introduce him to their families! It truly was a magical day where I believe everyone just let their hair down and enjoyed the weather, the food and ice cream, and the freedom after so many months of lockdown.

The residents were so proud to showcase their home and of course to see loved ones again and we were lucky that so many people, young and old, were able to join us. My staff worked tirelessly all day and into the evening with the Rad Roy band playing till 8pm.

We also raised a terrific £767.00 which will go into the resident’s fund. Thank you to all who bought cakes and raffle tickets and tickets to the day.