Cream teas and jazz music welcomed the Mayor of St Albans City and District, Councillor Eileen Harris, when she visited Grace Muriel House’s annual Garden Party on Saturday 14 July.
The Harpenden Methodist Church jazz band provided music at the St Albans care home throughout the afternoon. Stall-holders offered cream teas, plants and bric-a-brac to appreciative residents, volunteers and visitors.
The supporters of the house include a group of friends who give their time to raise funds for the residents of the home. Young volunteers from local schools were also on hand to help, one of whom took photographs of the Garden Party.
The Mayor drew the raffle where lucky people won prizes including champagne, gift vouchers and toiletries.
The Mayor, Cllr Eileen Harris, said: “I really enjoyed meeting the residents, staff and volunteers at the home. I could see that a lot of hard work had gone into the Garden Party, and it was very much appreciated by the residents and visitors.”
Manager Annette Gibbons said: "The garden party is always a happy and relaxed occasion for everyone who attends. Residents, family and friends come together to chat and have a good time. It is Grace Muriel House’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to all the people who give the home such tremendous support throughout the year.
Grace Muriel House is home to 37 older people and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The home is a member of The Abbeyfield Society, a registered charity that operates hundreds of homes for older people across the UK. Grace Muriel House is in the final three of Hertfordshire Care Awards’ ‘Care Business of the Year Award 2012 for less than 50 employees’.
The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans, Councillor Eileen Harris
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Main picture: The Mayor at Grace Muriel House party
The Mayor with Mr Harold Jamieson, resident of Grace Muriel House