Barbecues and bouncy castles bring community together at Bucklesham Grange Care Home

Resident June Claxon, 89, with her daughter. Picture: BUCKLESHAM GRANGE

Resident June Claxon, 89, with her daughter. Picture: BUCKLESHAM GRANGE - Credit: Bucklesham Grange

Sunny weather was taken full advantage of at a Suffolk care home yesterday as it threw open its doors to friends and family for a barbecue.

Bucklesham Grange Care Home resident Sylvia Stallard, 89, with friends and family. Picture: BUCKLESH

Bucklesham Grange Care Home resident Sylvia Stallard, 89, with friends and family. Picture: BUCKLESHAM GRANGE - Credit: Bucklesham Grange

The event marked Bucklesham Grange’s celebrations for the national Care Home Open Day, with relatives and members of the community invited to join them for a summer party, complete with singing and dancing sessions and bouncy castles for the younger guests.

Daniel Rowark, general manager of Bucklesham Grange Care Home, on Bucklesham Road, said: “We were very excited to take part in this year’s Care Home Open Day event as we feel it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work we do and the amazing facilities that we have here at Bucklesham Grange.

Chef Leonardo Javier cooks up a barbecue feast for guests. Picture: BUCKLESHAM GRANGE

Chef Leonardo Javier cooks up a barbecue feast for guests. Picture: BUCKLESHAM GRANGE - Credit: Bucklesham Grange

“We have had such a fun and exciting day welcoming in people from the area and it was wonderful to see residents interacting with members of our local community.”