Isabella reads to Deputy Manager Grace Matebele

World Book Day Celebrated At Local Care Home

Isabella reads to resident Brenda IvinTo celebrate their love of books and reading, residents at St. Werburgh’s House care home in Spondon welcomed in an enthusiastic young reader, who spent the day recounting her favourite tales.

Isabella, aged five, spent the day reading a wide range of stories to enthralled residents. She was particularly enthusiastic to get residents hooked on her favourite non-fiction book, which is about the Great Fire of London. The daughter of one of St. Werburgh’s Administrators, Isabella even helped St Werburgh’s Deputy Manager, Grace Matebele, to brush-up on her Great Fire of London facts.

This year was the 19th annual World Book Day, which is marked in over 100 countries worldwide. It is an annual celebration of books and reading, and the biggest celebration of its kind designated by UNESCO.

St Werburgh’s is part of Embrace, and provides nursing, residential and respite care for up to 35 people over the age of 65.

Grace Matebele, Deputy Manager at St Werburgh’s, commented:

“It was an absolute pleasure to have Isabella join us at St Werburgh’s for World Book Day, and residents thoroughly enjoyed spending the day celebrating their love for reading.”