Inpatient Rehabilitation Units in Yate and Thornbury celebrate VE Day with tea and cake

May 11 2020

The Henderson Rehab unit in Thornbury and the Skylark Rehab unit in Yate celebrated the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe with a social distanced tea party for service users.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Units in Yate and Thornbury celebrate VE Day with tea and cakeThe units, run by Sirona care & health, were both decorated with bunting to celebrate the anniversary. Some of the bunting had been made with the help of service users as part of their rehabilitation programme activities.

Service users enjoyed a cake and raised a cup to remember the end of the World War Two.

Cathy Daffada, South Gloucestershire Lead for Access and Flow, Sirona, said: “The rehab units try to make each person we treat feel as at home as possible during their time with us. We believe in treating everyone as though they are our own family.

“This includes celebrating important national events, such as the VE Day anniversary, although the party we held this year was different to how we would have organised it in the past due to COVID-19.”

“But everyone was still able to enjoy a slice of cake and remember the end of World War Two, one of the most important events of the last century.”

Following the tea party, a service user  said: "I really enjoyed it, to be out of my room safely (two metres apart) in the fresh air and have conversation with others".