The 6th December saw residents and staff from all around the region of Gloucester get together for their annual Christmas Party hosted by the Cheltenham Chase Hotel in Brockworth.

This year’s theme was the 1920’s, with every home engaged and some fantastic outfits on show. Each home was tasked with creating three unique baubles to bring with them to represent their homes, with some truly skilled crafting done by residents across the Trusts homes.

Grace Care Centre exceeded with their Christmas baubles as well as completing their very own ‘Hand Wreath’; led by our activities team, each of our residents drew around their hands to create a felt cover to be made into a Wreath.

The event started with a welcome message from OSJCT Chris Bamford who was delighted to see so many faces and thank everyone for attending with their decorations.

Guest at the party were treated to a fantastic Christmas meal; although for one of our residents, there never seems to be enough Parsnips!

Following this great feast everyone was entertained by live music keeping in the 1920’s theme with some great renditions of some classics as well as more recent songs. It did not matter what was playing as residents enjoyed every bit of it with some great dancing happening all over.

Grace Care Centres three baubles and the ‘Handy’ wreath was picked out as a special nomination for its creativity and outside the box thinking by OSJCT Chief Executive Dan Hayes.

All of us from Grace Care Centre would like to everyone who organised the event, also a BIG thank you to all the homes across the region in making the Christmas party a great success; amazing time had by all.