Care UK manager Angie Bookham has chalked up a happy first for the business by being asked to arrange an engagement party.
The Broadwater Lodge manager is arranging a party to celebrate the engagement of 95 year old Elsie Bradbury and her 75-year-old toy boy, Tony Frogley.
Angie said: “Care UK runs over 100 care homes around the country but we believe I am the first of our managers ever to be asked by two residents to help them organise their engagement party. It’s an honour and a pleasure and everyone is really enjoying the buzz that it has created around the home.”
The happy couple, who agreed to have their engagement shared on the BBC, has asked Angie and her team to help them choose engagement rings and arrange a party for family and friends.
The BBC film has caused and stir and been viewed almost 120,000 times on Facebook.
Broadwater Lodge care home in Surrey recently won Best Dementia Team at the National Dementia Care Awards for the care and support it provides to those residents with dementia. It is home to around 65 older people and also offers a day club for local people to enjoy.