Residents and staff from Care South’s Sussexdown residential care home in Storrington enjoyed an afternoon tea with the community in partnership with The Village Hub, a shop, cafe, and community hub for the people of Storrington which is run by the Life Community Church Storrington.
The Village Hub and Sussexdown put on a spectacular high tea for the team, residents, and members of the local community. The Village Hub hold afternoon teas monthly but due to the number of people who were attending this event, they needed a larger space. Thankfully, Sussexdown were able to host the event. Residents helped the kitchen team to prepare quintessential items including a variety of sandwiches, scones and a variety of cakes. One of the residents said: “The event was great. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food that we helped prepare and it went down a treat!”.
The fun didn’t stop there as everyone continued the event in the garden with a game of croquet, and those who took part enjoyed some light-hearted competition.
Lynne Hudson, Home Manager at Sussexdown, said:
“We extended the invitation to the local community to join the high tea event and were overwhelmed by the attendance of people from the local area. Events like these are an important part of our activities at the home, helping to keep residents engaged with the local community. Thank you to The Village Hub for helping to make this event happen.”
Jodie Davies, Outreach and Community Coordinator of The Village Hub said:
“It was a lovely time for our regulars from The Village Hub to attend the high tea event at Sussexdown. They had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”