Audley St Elphin's Park Prepares For Christmas

Posted in News on 20th December 2016

Audley St Elphin’s Park, hosted an afternoon tea earlier this week for Audley Care clients and local care home residents. With a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches on offer, the afternoon was the perfect opportunity to bring members of the local community together and spread some Christmas cheer.

The event, held at Audley St Elphin’s Park’s The Orangery Restaurant, welcomed Audley Care clients from the Matlock, Darley Dale and Winster areas, and from local care homes Valley Lodge and Long Meadows. Guests were treated to a performance from Audley St Elphin’s Park’s choir who sung a range of Christmas carols and Audley St Elphin’s Park owner, Mr Bishop, dressed up as Santa to hand out gifts.

Owners from Audley St Elphin’s Park also attended the event to accompany the guests, creating a buddy-like system for the afternoon. Along with Audley staff, the owners donated an array of gifts to ensure that everyone has a present under their tree this Christmas.

Audley Care is an integral part of Audley Retirement and delivers tailored care to customers in its retirement villages and the local community. With the festive season particularly challenging for those who are lonely, events like the afternoon tea are even more important in bringing everyone together.

Sue McClean, Village Manager said: “Afternoon tea is a British institution, and this was the perfect event in the lead up to Christmas. Guests came together to enjoy the festivities and spent their afternoon among the beautiful surroundings at Audley St Elphin’s Park. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took part and came along and a special thanks to Audley owner Mrs Schmidt for all her help.”