Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
It is important to us at Beyond Limits that everyone in the community is involved in everything we do, no matter what their circumstances, and this was especially important with the Jubilee celebrations. So for those people who could not attend the garden party on the afternoon because of mobility issues, we held a more sedate brunch on the morning, with live entertainment, and beautiful food. For those who couldn't get out and about at all, we had afternoon teas delivered to their homes, along with some gifts to mark the occasion.
Afternoon Tea Deliveries
Two of our amazing volunteers, Alan and Ann, off to take some afternoon teas and themed gifts to some members of the community who couldn't get out and about to be able to attend the celebrations in person. Looks like her majesty approves of their tremendous effort.
We know that some people find wandering round the grounds of the farm a little difficult, and can also find crowds of people a little overwhelming. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to join in celebrations. So we decided to hold a brunch on the morning before the garden party. Guests joined us for fabulous food and live entertainment. We even had a royal themed quiz.
The Garden Party
What better way to celebrate a quintessential British occasion such as this than with a garden party? Inflatables, giant garden games, a petting zoo, Cinderella carriage rides, mascots, photo-booths, face painters, balloon animals, bagpipes, and live entertainment were just the tip of the iceberg. We also had 3 artists spend the afternoon with us, displaying their work, and demonstrating how they produce such amazing pieces of art. Not only were our guests able to chat to them, and see their work, but they were able to sign up to future classes we have planned with artists in the coming weeks.
We feel the food deserves a special mention as once again, Davey did an amazing job catering our event. Eggs Benedict, Prawn Cocktail, Poached Salmon, Salad, Lemon Sponge, Victoria sponge, Chocolate Cake, and the all important official platinum jubilee trifle, were all served at our brunch, much to the delight of our guests, (And the staff and volunteers to be honest with you!) Like always, the food is the least photographed thing as people are far too keen to eat up, but we at least managed to get a shot of the beautifully decorated sponges, paying homage to the union flag.
Gifts Sent Out
We wanted to help mark the occasion with keepsakes as well as food and drink, so gifts were sent out to local care homes. One of our fabulous volunteers, Janine, put together gift sets of matching china cups, saucers and plates, and filled them with chocolates. These were then delivered to local care homes to be given out to the residents.