Brookside's 'living nativity' brought live camels to the centre of Melksham!

OSJCT Deputy Chairman & Trustee, Brian Goodson rode one of the camels, kindly loaned by the Countess of Chichester, while the second carried local MP Duncan Hames.  The two gentlemen were two of the Kings who visited the Baby Jesus, and part of a full "living nativity", which also included children dressed up as sheep, shepherds and angels.

The event was organised and run by Brookside, OSJCT's care home in Melksham, to raise funds for Dementia UK. OSJCT was one of the first care providers to employ its own Admiral Nurses, trained by Dementia UK, to enhance the care and support for those residents living with dementia and their families.

The parade started in the town centre and ended at the care home, where a traditional Christmas service was held in a stable, complete with donkey looking on.  Home Manager, Esther Thomas, was delighted that the local community had joined in and given such enthusiastic support, both by taking part and attending.  Everyone is already looking forward to next year's event.  The care home raised over £300 for Dementia UK.