Despite the rain, the sun still shone through at Henry Cornish Care Centre in Chipping Norton when everyone came together to celebrate National Care Home Open Day.

Residents, friends and families enjoyed a fun filled afternoon in the lounge and the garden which were beautifully decorated in the traditional red, white and blue in honour of the Queens 92nd Birthday. The team led a rousing sing song of happy birthday to celebrate and tucked into delicious fresh scones prepared by the homes chef along with a host of lovely other refreshments.

Other special visitors, Shetland ponies Tommy and Fudge trotted in for some fuss and attention and the residents enjoyed grooming, petting and learning all about them.  The ponies were joined by some other furry friends, the homes chicks! The home was so taken with the fluffy fellows that they had been raising as part of the living eggs project, that they decided to keep them. A special competition was held to name them and their eagerly awaited names were revealed! The chicks were named Alice, Peggy and Sally all of whom love their new home!

The record player was on playing a variety of good old-fashioned songs and a great time was had by all. Everyone loved the special cake sale and everyone was delighted with their raffle prizes.

Well done to everyone at Henry Cornish Care Centre for putting on such a fabulous party!