More than 40 local care home and community residents enjoyed a retro afternoon tea, live music, dancing and bingo at the event, which was sponsored by Lindum Group and hosted by Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire and Lincoln College.
College care students socialised and looked after the residents while they enjoyed their amazing meal, which was prepared and served by catering students, before enjoying a medley of live music and dance from the College’s performing arts students.
And afternoon tea boxes were also delivered by Lindum staff to elderly local residents in the community who were unable to travel to the event.
Beryl Cox, who also celebrated her birthday today, said: “It was absolutely incredible, what a Birthday! I am absolutely in awe of it all, the service, the entertainment the whole show. I would also like to thank Carole and Lynn from our Age UK Friendships Group for organising the trip. “
Pat Kelly, who also attended the dinner said: “It was absolutely superb, wonderful day, wonderful people, so friendly and the food has been amazing, I can’t wait to come back again.”
Lindum Framework Manager Matthew Jones said: “We would like to thank the staff at the College for all their hard work in organising today's Jubilee celebration and for allowing Lindum to play a small part in doing so.
“It is fantastic to see students from a wide range of vocational courses benefitting from real-life work experience whilst helping us to fulfil our social value commitments following the recent completion of local Scape framework projects.
“Thank you to Age-UK for helping to coordinate the attendees and it was great to see local residents returning to social events and enjoying the afternoon.”
Students served up afternoon tea including coronation chicken sandwiches and Jubilee Pudding – washed down with the Queen's Dubonnet Cocktails. The college band played 40s and 50s music throughout and a soloist sang a selection of period tunes.
Lincoln College Director of Education and Training Martin Booth said: “This was just a joyous event for our guests who seemed to be having a wonderful time. Events like this really connect our students to their community, along with giving them real life work experience and the chance to show off their amazing skills. We’d like to thank everyone who attended, but especially Lindum and Age UK who made the event possible.”
Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire Fundraising and Marketing Manager Sam Waterer said: “It’s great to see so many of our older community jump at the chance to celebrate the Jubilee – many of whom saw the coronation first hand.
“A huge thank you to all of the attendees and the Lindum and the College for coming together to bring such joy to the older people of Lincoln and South Lincolnshire.”