Kingsmere’s Grand Opening
Broadcaster and Journalist Angela Rippon CBE, Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, was our special guest at our Grand Opening on Saturday 1st April at Kingsmere Retirement and Care Home in Wimbledon.
Angela cut the ribbon to officially open our home and commented: “Kingsmere is a wonderful home; just look around at the support the home receives from friends and family. There is singing and dancing and all the things you need to remain active mentally and physically. I also hear that the home has a productive relationship with the primary school next door, Our Lady Queen of Heaven. Inter-generational sharing is so important and it is lovely the home encourages this. There is even a door that connects the home with the school.”
The champagne and canapé reception was attended by over 150 people, with friends and families joining our residents and staff and many other guests. Entertainment was provided by a String Duo and Classical Singer Rebecca Burraway and our guests enjoyed a bit of ballroom dancing. A magician captivated the audience with his magic tricks and there was a flurry of excitement as Doves were released to commemorate our opening.
See more photos on how we celebrated the day by visiting the Kingsmere Facebook page.