This Wednesday 19th December residents from Wiltshire’s OSJCT homes were cordially invited to their much-anticipated Christmas event at the Devizes Corn Exchange. The annual residents’ Christmas party truly made a mark on the social calendar.

Glitz and gold could be found in abundance at this year’s event and we were delighted to welcome Cllr Andy Geddes, Mayor of Devizes and his lady Mayoress and wife, Chrisie. Mrs Hailey, Avonbourne Care Centre’s famous resident was in attendance, at 107 years young she said: “It was a wonderful day, I really enjoyed the disco.”

Residents and OSJCT staff were treated to a two-course Christmas meal, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  The fun did not stop there, as it was then time for the much-anticipated disco and the music quiz; the joint winners of the quiz were Brookside and Seymour House.

The party really got started as residents and staff took to the dance floor. Fantastic music from different eras was played for all to enjoy. As glitzy and glamorous residents filled the dance floor, it was clear that the residents could teach a thing or two to our younger members of staff about how to do the twist.

The atmosphere continued to heat up as the winners were announced of the ‘design an advent calendar’ competition.  In the true spirit of Christmas, everyone got a chance to vote for their favourite.  The winners were:

  • 1st place – Willowcroft (28 votes)
  • 2nd place – Seymour House (27 votes)
  • 3rd place – Athelstan House (20 votes)
  • Highly Commended – The Cedars (14 votes)

A huge thank you to all the volunteers and the OSJCT team who were involved in this event.  It was truly a day to remember and residents are still talking about how much fun they had.