Christmas Afternoon Tea

We wanted to do something with our customers to celebrate Christmas and recently invited them to a Christmas themed afternoon tea in Gravesend. We were joined by over 20 customers and 10 staff, who all enjoyed a great time of company, food and chatter!

22/05/2019

We wanted to do something with our customers to celebrate Christmas and recently invited them to a Christmas themed afternoon tea in Gravesend. We were joined by over 20 customers and 10 staff, who all enjoyed a great time of company, food and chatter!

We wanted to do something with our customers to celebrate Christmas and recently invited them to a Christmas themed afternoon tea in Gravesend.

The tea was hosted in Gravesend Library Community Room on 29th November and we set the room up with Christmas themed decor and gifts for each customer who joined.



We were joined by over 20 customers and 10 staff, who all enjoyed a great time of company, food and chatter. 

For those who getting out is a little tricky, the office and care team gave lifts so that they could attend and enjoy the stollen, mince pies and yule log!

Two customers who were friends and lost contact nine years ago were reunited unexpectedly at the event! Doreen and Iris' husbands were in a Catholic men's association group became friends and traveled around the world together.



Doreen commented:
The event is lovely and it is nice to get out to meet people in the same boat as me. The lift here also helped!

I do my best to try and make the most of everything and it was incredible to meet Iris again after so long. I was sitting on the opposite side of the room and thought I saw her, but did not recognise her at first.

Iris and I met in 1985 and lost contact around nine years ago. We used to travel together to places such as Malta each year as well as France and Austria!
Care Manager, Denise, commented:
The event was really well attended and gave our customers the opportunity to do something a little different. For some, it is difficult for them to get out and about and do things like this and it was lovely to see such a great turnout!

We had over 20 customers join us and it was positive to meet some whom I had spoken to on the phone, but not managed to meet yet.

We are now certainly getting into the Christmas spirit and looking forward to the New Year.