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Sherrie surprises Avalon Court’s Drama Divas

Avalon Court Care Home recently opened its doors to host a Hollywood Open Day to celebrate the work of our in-house Drama Diva’s Group.

Residents, relatives, staff and special guests dressed to impress and were greeted on a red carpet before being seated at their table, stopping along the way to have their photograph taken. The show was opened by Home Manager, Rick Bloomer, with Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson, who presented an award to our local primary school, Eastern Green, who also take part in some of our Drama Diva activities. Canapés and drinks were served throughout to add to the sense of occasion.

Avalon Court’s Drama Divas Performing Group was set up two and a half years ago by Well-being and Activities Co-ordinator, Kay Bullock, and has been an extraordinary success for the home. Kay said: “Some of our residents have never performed before, they’ve never acted or sung in public, but everyone has a fabulous time and it’s a real confidence booster for them. It’s a big team effort and it’s all about community and celebrating the arts.”

Following several performances to showcase their talents, Sherrie took to the stage to present special awards to those in the drama group, and pose for photographs with delighted residents! Resident George Cooke then took to the stage to close the show with an inspiring speech.

Sherrie Hewson visits Avalon Court

Award Winners

Grace Owen
Outstanding Creativity Award

Jim Brown
Creative Humour Award

Jean Radford
Leading Actress

Shirley Sutton
Theatrical Dance Award

Sue James
Commitment and Support Award

Gordan Swain
Best supporting actor

Audrey Ash
Best Allrounder

Edna Hawker
Artistic Contribution Award

Margaret Houldsworth
Outstanding Contribution for Singing and Dancing

Eastern Green School
Outstanding Collective Contribution to the Arts

George Cooke
Outstanding Acting


Home Manager, Rick Bloomer commented on the day, saying, “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Avalon Drama Awards, it was just like the Hollywood Oscars! It was wonderful to see the residents and children involved in the group receive their awards from Sherrie and a great afternoon was had by all. The staff worked hard to make it a great success!”

The Coventry Telegraph also joined us at our event. You can read their blog, here.

To find out more about what our Drama Divas get up to, please like us on Facebook, or call 02476 470246.

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