Sunrise of Sonning, on Old Bath Road, were delighted to celebrate their 10th birthday with a very special event.
The community, which offers high quality, personalised nursing, dementia care and assisted living, welcomed guests for a fun afternoon complete with bucks fizz and canapés, which were freshly made by the Sunrise of Sonning kitchen and greatly received by all. Singers were also on hand to provide entertainment as guests and dignitaries, including Deputy Mayor Bill Soane and Deputy Mayoress Hilary Soane, arrived.
The afternoon featured keynote speeches from Sunrise's UK CEO, Dr Natalie-Jane MacDonald, Sunrise of Sonning’s General Manager Carmela Magbitang and their first ever staff member and current Lead concierge Wendy Ladds.
Sunrise of Sonning were also thrilled to invite Linsay from Alzheimer’s Research UK along to present £3,823 to the charity by way of giant cheque, which was raised by the community during 2018. All charity prizes and gifts were sourced by Yvonne Dick, concierge and Prize Organiser for Sunrise of Sonning.
Residents, staff and guests followed this up with singing happy birthday and tucking into a delicious cake hand-made by Sunrise’s Kevin Crook and decorated by concierge Linda Jones. Everyone then enjoyed a sing and dance for the rest of the afternoon as musical duo Adeste gave a talented performance featuring multiple instruments.
Nathalie McLeish, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Sonning, said:
“We were thrilled to celebrate our 10th birthday at Sunrise of Sonning with such a wonderful afternoon.
“We had well over 100 people in attendance, from family members, staff members, local businesses and prospective families to, of course, our lovely residents.
“I hope we provided a fitting tribute to everything we have achieved over the past ten years, and we look forward to celebrating many more birthdays to come.”