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1st Jul, 2022

Care home residents raise a cuppa to toast the Queen's birthday

A CUPPA was raised at a Rugby care home on Thursday (April 21) to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Overslade House Care Home marked the Queen’s 96th birthday in style by brewing up a storm for National Tea Day and having an afternoon tea party.

Head chef Dario Mozzettini whipped up a selection of freshly-baked biscuits, pastries and cakes for the occasion, all washed down with a variety of teas.

Residents took part in royal and tea-themed sessions including virtual tours of royal palaces, watching old clips of royal tours and occasions, learning facts about tea growing and production, virtual tours of tea plantations and a virtual visit to a tea factory.

Residents waved their flags and sang the National Anthem to thank the Queen for her dedication and service, and were also treated to a YouTube video of the D-Day Darlings.

Resident June Bennett said: “The Queen is an amazing lady who has given us so much, it was a wonderful way to remember her and pay our respects.”

The care home’s manager Violeta Baesu said: “Our residents love nothing more than a good cuppa, so they all really enjoyed the choice of different teas, cakes and events for National Tea Day.

“As we are a nation which truly loves tea, it was great excuse for an afternoon brew and a natter. It was also a lovely way to say thank you to our longest reigning monarch.”

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