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Royal engagement in Worsley

Isla Bates at New Care's Bridgewater Manor

Leading care home provider New Care enlisted the help of ‘The Queen’, Isla Bates aged 3, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with residents at Bridgewater Manor Care Centre, on Walkden Road in Worsley.

The royal engagement comprised a red carpet arrival for Isla, who was accompanied by two guards of honour, Andrew Fairhurst and Jeff Horner, both veterans of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, followed by the planting of a tree, leaving a ‘green’ lasting legacy at the 71 bed facility during this special year.

Residents, plus their families and friends, were formally invited to the commemorative event to witness the tree planting and to enjoy an afternoon tea party, officially kick starting the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Bridgewater Manor.

Part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, the planting of the tree for the jubilee is designed to enhance the environment and create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, with the ultimate aim of benefiting future generations.


Isla’s mother, Alex Fairhurst, who works for New Care, comments: “Isla thoroughly enjoyed her day at Bridgewater Manor, and especially loved dressing up as The Queen! It is a real privilege for Isla to be involved in the Platinum Jubilee and by planting the tree she is playing her part in improving the environment and leaving a lasting legacy in Worsley.”

Lisa Astley, home manager at Bridgewater Manor, adds: “The residents were thrilled to have a mini Queen for the day and enjoyed all of the celebrations, from the red carpet arrival for Isla to watching the tree being planted and the tea party with loved ones. There were smiles all round and the residents still talk about the ‘royal engagement’ at Bridgewater Manor!”

On behalf of New Care, Isla has visited 10 care homes across the region planting trees and meeting residents. Isla concludes: “I have loved being a mini-Queen and helping to plant all of the trees. I like waving and making the residents smile.”

Part of New Care, a development-led care home operator that has an enviable reputation for designing and delivering state-of-the-art purpose-built care centres, Bridgewater Manor offers exceptional levels of residential, nursing and dementia care in a safe and comfortable environment. For further information, please call 0161 518 7190.

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