Picture Gallery: Elderly Thetford residents show how “Best of British” is done

PUBLISHED: 17:31 14 June 2011

Best of British themed party at Laburnum Grove in Thetford.

Best of British themed party at Laburnum Grove in Thetford.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

It was an event reminiscent of earlier years for a group of elderly people when they attended a special party.

Residents of Laburnum Grove, in Elm Road, celebrated with a Best of British-themed event complete with Vera Lynn songs and decorations.

Staff dressed up and entertainment included a falconry flying demonstration, ballroom dancing and their very own Pearly King and Land 

Activities coordinator Jana Hopkins said: “We like to celebrate what we do and we use it to raise money for other activities by selling tickets and doing activities in the day.”

She went on: “We did a tea party on the Royal Wedding day and thought we’d keep the decorations and do a bit more at a later date. We’ve been very patriotic this year.

“I think because the residents don’t really get out as much because of disabilities, this is a highlight for them.

“We invited their families and they dressed up and it was something to see.

“It was hectic but it was fun.”

A total of £200 was raised through ticket sales and a further £200 from raffle tickets at the event which was held last 

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