A decade of community care has been celebrated with an Alice in Wonderland-themed party at a Winchester care home.
Team members at Colten Care’s St Catherines View in Stanmore Lane needed no excuse to put on fancy dress and adopt the characters of Lewis Carroll’s famous fantasy story.
As they mingled, chatted and danced with the Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and of course Alice herself, residents enjoyed afternoon tea in the garden.
The soundtrack was a mix of pop standards and tunes from the musicals performed live on guitar, saxophone and vocals by musicians and Companionship Team members Lois Howard-Walsh and Naomi Rides.
The tenth anniversary celebration was themed on Alice in Wonderland following a request from residents.
After a spread of tasty treats and lemonade, Home Manager Vanda Baker, the Queen of Hearts, cut the anniversary cake, sharing out slices to residents and colleagues.
Vanda said: “Our Hatter’s tea party was a lovely opportunity to celebrate and we all had fun, dancing and singing along to the music.
“The choice of the Alice theme just goes to show how much people, our residents included, love the story of the little girl who follows a rabbit on a great adventure.
“It has an enduring and universal appeal.”
Resident Madge Goodman said: “It was great to have fun and enjoy a party and I loved everyone dressing up.”