On Saturday June 13th, the Queen will celebrate her second, and official birthday. But there was an extra incentive to join in the festivities at Wilsmere House care home in Harrow weald as residents were asked to design a birthday cake in honour of Her Majesty’s birthday.
The winning cake design will then be whipped into reality by the homes’ chef, to be enjoyed by residents and staff on the Queen’s special day.
Residents were also treated to a special birthday lunch, with a royal theme, prepared by the hospitality team. The Queen’s birthday was marked with a small celebration at Windsor Castle, where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are staying in isolation. Residents tuned in to watch a Royal Salute from the military, lead by The Welsh Guard and massed Bands of the Household Division, which replaced the Trooping the Colour after it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lili Cocue General Manager said: “Residents absolutely loved the idea of having their cake brought to life, and were very happy to celebrate our longest reigning monarch. Here at Wilsmere House we are continually adapting, and finding new ways to make sure every effort is focused on creating an enjoyable environment for all of our residents, whilst adhering to social distancing advice.”
The residents at Wilsmere House said of her triumph: “It was a lot of fun designing Her Majesty a birthday cake, it’s not every day you get to design a cake fit for a Queen, and the chefs did a marvellous job, it was delicious, and looked just like my drawing. I was over the moon I won, I couldn’t believe it!”
We are welcoming new residents and patients into our homes to ensure that we are there for those that need care and support, and have a very clear admission policy and infection control protocols that must be met. Please do give us a call on 02084207337 if you are looking for care or need any further help.
Wilsmere House Care Centre is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Wilsmere House provides nursing care, residential care, respite care.