Bluebird Care hosts right royal celebrations


Bluebird Care hosts right royal celebrations across the country to mark the coronation

Bluebird Care businesses across the country hosted celebrations fit for a king over the past week, as Care Assistants helped their local communities to mark the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Conscious that the coronation would be particularly poignant for older customers who remember Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, Bluebird Care sought to make the momentous occasion as special as possible. 

Care teams in Sandwell, Southend & Rochford, Totton, and Canterbury & Thanet arranged large parties to help customers celebrate the historic occasion in the company of old and new friends. Bluebird Care’s specialist teams volunteered their time to provide refreshments, oversee entertainment, and make sure that everybody could participate in celebrations. Guests sung and danced to their favourite party tunes and patriotic anthems, and enjoyed plenty of traditional treats such as cream teas and cakes. Every member of the local community was welcomed to participate in these festivities, with guests across the country even including a hamster (Sandwell), a therapy dog (Canterbury & Thanet), and a friendly goat (Totton)!

Local Bluebird Care teams were keen to ensure that their customers could also join in the patriotic fun from the comfort of their homes. Care Assistants in Leeds North, Exeter & Devon, and Redbridge, Epping & Harlow surprised customers by delivering novelty crowns, flags, and union jack hats to help their customers to feel like royalty themselves. These unexpected home visits also provided an opportunity for customers to share their hopes for the new King and Queen, as well as their fond memories of previous royal celebrations.

Hannah Banfield, Marketing and Communications Director at Bluebird Care, said: “It was a real pleasure to see our Bluebird Care teams across the country help their communities to celebrate the coronation. Bluebird Care is driven by our passion for kind and personalised care, and the weekend’s events offered more instances of our wonderful care teams going above and beyond to help their customers celebrate the best in life.”

85-year-old Wendy, Bluebird Care Redbridge, Epping and Harlow customer, said: “I have happy memories of celebrating the last coronation as a 15-year-old, so was particularly excited to witness another historic royal event. Imagine my joy when Julie arrived with a cream tea to mark the occasion! The scone was a wonderfully kind and unexpected gesture, and it was a delight to celebrate the coronation in the company of others: thank you for making this occasion even more special!”

Lennard Melville, Bluebird Care Sandwell customer from Oldbury, said: “I have not felt my best since losing my wife in December, and this party was a wonderful tonic. The celebrations and dancing has helped to bring back happy memories and to restore some of my confidence: thank you to all who made it so special!”

Kayleigh Martin, Registered Manager at Bluebird Care Sandwell, said: “It was a delight to bring all of our customers and carers together under one roof to celebrate the coronation together. Seeing our customers happy makes our job worthwhile, and it was an honour to help those that we support to celebrate this momentous occasion in the company of old and new friends.”