Residents and team members at Camberley Manor care home in Deepcut hosted their “General Election: Tea with…” session, which aims to ensure that vulnerable elderly people are not left behind in the democratic process, particularly during a winter election.
Michael Gove, the Conservative Party Candidate for Surrey Heath, visited Camberley Manor care home for the session, where residents were given the opportunity to question policies and the party’s vision.
As well as a Q&A session, which gave the opportunity for residents to get their voices heard, Michael Gove was given the honour of selecting a wish from Camberley Manor’s Christmas Wish Tree. The lucky resident was Gordon Lees, 88, who will be supported by the home to visit Concorde at Brooklands Museum.
The visit concluded with a small champagne brunch with canapes as residents prepare for the festive season.
Gordon Lees, 88, resident at Camberley Manor said:
“Thank you to the Camberley Manor team for making my wish come true – I can’t wait to visit the Concorde. It has also been great to participate in this initiative, it really feels like my voice has been heard.”
Shawndell Barker, Camberley Manor’s Home Manager, said:
“We’re delighted the session was a hit. Initiatives such as this are crucial for the elderly community to ensure that they are part of the democratic process and the wider political conversation.
“We would like to also thank Mr Gove for coming to our home and presenting the Christmas wish to Gordon.”
Michael Gove, Conservative Party Candidate for Surrey Heath said:
“I would like to thank the Camberley Manor team for inviting me to your lovely home.
“It has been a privilege to speak to residents and staff, who clearly work so hard to deliver quality care. I also want to extend my congratulations again to Gordon for winning the Christmas Wish Tree prize.”