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Wellingborough Care Home Celebrates 15th Anniversary

A Northamptonshire care home has celebrated 15 years of delivering care in the community.

Lancum House care home, in Wellingborough, marked the milestone with drinks, and a buffet and entertainment from Neil Richardson, who sang songs from the 60’s and 70’s.

Staff, residents and their family members were joined by special guests including Claire Jennings from Wellingborough Methodist Church, Carole Holeman-Bowers from Healthwatch Northamptonshire and councillor Jon Ekins. Gareth Morgan, chief financial officer and Martin Vanhinsbergh, regional director – both from care home operator Shaw healthcare – also joined the celebrations.

The celebrations included presentations to long-serving employees at the home with a special mention for domestic assistant, Kathleen Campbell, who has worked at the home for 10 years.

A special thanks was also given to Tracey McDonald, whose mother used to live at the home. Tracey is still very much a great support to the home and was recognised at the National Shaw Star Awards last year. Her fundraising has helped the purchase of an interactive magic table for the residents to enjoy and despite her mum sadly passing away, Tracey is still a regular visitor.

Home manager, Alysha Coleman, commented: “Everyone has enjoyed a lovely afternoon to celebrate fifteen years of providing care here in Wellingborough. Recognising this significant milestone is important, and I would like to thank the whole team here who work tirelessly to provide the very best care for those that live here.”