Count­down’s high tea for a loyal rest home

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

Sil­ver teapots and flo­ral plates were put to good use dur­ing a spe­cial high tea at Pu­taruru’s Cardrona Resthome and Hospi­tal.

The high tea was a sur­prise from Count­down Pu­taruru as a way of say­ing thank you for the rest home’s loyal cus­tom.

In their own time staff made all sorts of tasty cakes, slices, club sand­wiches, and as­para­gus rolls which went down a treat with the over­joyed res­i­dents.

Count­down man­ager Lisa Martin said it was all part of the store’s focus on giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

‘‘They have sup­ported us so this is our way of giv­ing back and I am very proud of the team,’’ she said.

‘‘Jackie Holt came up with the idea and ev­ery­thing has been home­made by her and Vi­o­let Dou­ble.’’

Martin said the team was pleased the res­i­dents had en­joyed them­selves.

‘‘They have ab­so­lutely loved it and have been very sur­prised,’’ she said.

Reg­is­tered nurse Krizia Bacar said it had been lovely see­ing the home’s 27 res­i­dents en­joy them­selves so much.

‘‘We have one res­i­dent who nor­mally has her tea and meal in her room but the mo­ment we in­vited her she said she would love to come,’’ she said.

‘‘I am very grate­ful to Count­down, it is over­whelm­ing ac­tu­ally.’’

Fel­low reg­is­tered nurse Joyce Tu­plano said the rest home goes to Count­down ev­ery­day to buy sup­plies so it was nice to be ap­pre­ci­ated.

‘‘We en­cour­aged all the res­i­dents to join in and it was great feel­ing the en­ergy to­day,’’ she said.

LUKE KIRKEBY/ FAIR­FAX NZ

The Count­down Pu­taruru team with the tasty high tea food they made for Cardrona Resthome and Hospi­tal’s res­i­dents.

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