Burns Night celebration at care home

By Barrie Hudson - 29 January 2024


White Lodge care home in Braydon prepared a traditional Burns Night celebration to the tune of bagpipes.

Staff and residents at the home learned the art of Scottish Country Dancing and the Ceilidh to mark the Scottish institution, including giving the time-honoured address to the ‘Great chieftain O’ the pudding race’ – the haggis. 

Tony H. from Wiltshire Bagpiper came to White Lodge wearing a tartan outfit and played in the lounge.He also walked along the corridor playing tunes for residents who are bedbound. 

Coming back to the lounge he addresses the haggis and said goodbye with another popular tune. 

General Manager Ramona Gherendi thought it was a perfect occasion to celebrate an age-old tradition. 

She said: “Burns Night is always a fantastic event at White Lodge, it’s so important to continue these traditions.  Our residents enjoyed shortbread & scones all prepared by our stellar Chef Richard. 

"We also had great fun discovering how much, or is some cases how little(!), we knew about Scotland with our brilliant Scottish quiz.”
A resident, Susan, said: “I enjoyed listening to the bagpipes and it is my favourite form of music as it’s in my Scottish blood.  

"Burns celebration is always a brilliant event to attend. Thank you White Lodge for arranging this for us”.

White Lodge is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. White Lodge provides nursing care, residential care, respite care.

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