Care home throws open doors to share events with community
Chloe rides high on success
YOUNG and old came together on National Care Home Open Day with community fun at Prestbury Beaumont Care Home.
The home opened its doors to the public to offer them a taste of what life was like there.
There was a tempting spread of teas, coffees, scones and cakes served with 100 per cent fruit jams, donated by Super Jam.
Staff also sold delicious meringues, donated by Wilmslow Bakery, to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.
Visitors were able to walk around the home and the independent living premises next to the main building.
They also witnessed a demonstration of a typical exercise session for residents provided by fitness entrepreneur Julia A STUDENT from Prestbury is representing Great Britain at an international equestrian event.
Chloe Vell, 17, was due to compete in the U18 dressage section at the International Federation for Equestrian Sports European Championships in France after becoming one of the top four junior riders in the country.
Chloe, who attends Withington Girls’ School’s Sixth Form, was one of just four GB riders in her age group at the Junior and Young Riders event held in Vidauban, south west France, last week.
The determined student Robertson, a frequent visitor to the home.
The afternoon ended with a raffle and a walk through the home’s grounds.
Fundraising continued after the event at the new Prestbury Peruvian coffee shop, Cafecito, with more sweet treats on offer.
The meringues and a raffle raised a total of £45 for the hospice.
Beverley Davies, general manager at the home, said: “It was great that so many people came along to celebrate National Care Home Open Day with us and helped raise money for a charity that we constantly try to support.
“Prestbury Beaumont staff and residents love a good celebration but it’s always extra special when the local community gets involved too.” has been riding since she was four and was first chosen to represent Great Britain for dressage, sometimes referred to as horse ballet because of the choreographed movements horse and rider perform, at the age of 12.
As well as a place in the European Championships for the second time, her passion has already earned her 45 caps.
Chloe, who hopes eventually to study Medicine, said: “I was thrilled to be selected to represent Great Britain as one of the top four U18 riders in the country at the European
Care Home Open Day is celebrated by care homes across the country and aims to encourage stronger relationships between care homes and the local community. Championships.
“This was my second Europeans on my horse, Kaja. We competed together in the 2013 championships but last year we were sadly out as he was injured. But we’re back on track now and I’m delighted that we’ve got through again. It’s a massive achievement for me.”
Chloe made an impressive comeback during the qualifying rounds this spring and was placed best British rider overall in the Under 18s Junior Category at the Nations Cup dressage international in Saumur, France, in May.
●● Chloe Vell and her horse, Kaja, have represented Britain in dressage in the European Championships for under-18s
●● Exercise time for residents during the open day at Prestbury Beaumont Care Home