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Caribbean Christmas

December, 2017

Over 550 ExtraCare residents celebrated Christmas with a taste of the Caribbean – in Nottingham.

The winter event took place at Beeston Hockey Club and included four headline performers and other entertainment including a raffle, games stalls and miniature ponies.

The main performances were from singer and comedian Tom O’Connor, TV personality Rustie Lee, classical singer Faith Tucker and the Nottingham Rock Choir, all of whom performed throughout the day for residents. Those who attended were also treated to a two course lunch. A Christmas raffle also took place that raised funds for future events.

Staff from ExtraCare’s head office volunteered throughout the day, with some dressing up especially for the Caribbean theme.

Joan Bates, 76, who lives at Lark Hill Village in Nottingham, said: “We really enjoyed it. My husband and I were part of the Rock Choir and we all loved entertaining everyone. I was particularly amazed at the set up – it was lively and vibrant, with lots of things going on.”

Photo Caption: Nottingham Rock Choir, TV Personality Rustie Lee Entertaining Guests at ExtraCare's Caribbean Christmas

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- Notes for Editors –

ExtraCare is a registered charity established in 1988 and based in Coventry. Our vision is better lives for older people and our mission is creating sustainable communities that provide homes older people want, lifestyles they can enjoy and care if it’s needed. To deliver our vision and mission we essentially do three things:

Each village or scheme has 5 to 18 social, health and leisure facilities that are accessible to our residents, volunteers and local people representing all age groups living in surrounding communities. Our Charity Shops help fund care and well-being services for older people living at our each of our locations. www.extracare.org.uk.

For more information, please contact:

Rhiannon Everton

Graduate Communications Officer

Phone: 02476507926

Email: [email protected]