Issued: September 12, 2016
Mayor and Deputy Mayor join residents of Treetops Care Home
for annual tea party
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PIC 13A - Treetops Care Home resident Florence Lawrence, 95, with (left to right) Epping Deputy Town Mayor Tony Church, partner Hilary, Town Mayor Les Burrows and wife Carol
PIC 14A and 15A - Treetops residents Sissy Emery (left) and Jessie Tappenden with Epping Deputy Town Mayor Tony Church (left) and Town Mayor Les Burrows
PIC 16A - (left to right) Carol Burrows, Treetops Care Home proprietor Akbar Pabani, Hilary Nicholls, Epping Town Mayor Les Burrows, Jitka Pabani and Epping Deputy Mayor Tony Church
Residents and staff of Treetops Care Home, Epping, welcomed the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Epping to the home's annual tea party.
Residents' families also enjoyed the occasion which included entertainment from four-piece band Section 43 who performed a range of music from popular to Caribbean.
Sunday's Tea Party was the first to be held at the 52-bed care home in Station Road, Epping, since it re-opened in March following an extensive refurbishment.
The home's Activities Co-ordinator, Rita Green, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor (Les Burrows) and Deputy Mayor (Tony Church) to our Afternoon Tea Party.
“The residents have been very excited during the build-up to the afternoon and they loved being able to spend some quality time with their families.”
Residents were invited to pamper themselves in readiness for the afternoon by having their hair styled and nails manicured by Liane Firmin and Shilan Khalil from 'Liane' hairdressing and beauty salon in Chadwell Heath, who gave up their time voluntarily and visited the home on Sunday.
Epping Mayor Les Burrows said: "It was a pleasure to be invited to the tea party at Treetops care home together with the Deputy Mayor, Tony Church, and our partners, and to meet the residents and to see Sissy again, as I attended her 100th birthday party last year as Deputy Mayor with the then Mayor Mike Wright.”
He added: “Tea and cakes together with the band were enjoyed by all. What more could we ask for on a sunny afternoon.”