A special drive-through has reunited families at a Surrey care home during lockdown.

Gracewell of Bookham organised the happy event which reunited 30 families while still complying with social distancing rules.

Vicky Radmore, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Bookham, said: “It was a pleasure to organise and be part of such a fantastic event. We wanted to do something special for our residents and their loved ones and you could see by all the smiling faces that everybody had a fantastic time.”

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Families’ cars, which were decorated with lots of colour and messages, were accompanied by rock and roll music as they paraded past waving residents.

Thanking staff for their efforts, Judi Willcocks, daughter of a resident, said: “What a fabulous idea and what a great way to see our loved ones at this time. You are such a great team and it really shows as everything appeared seamless. There must have been so much work put into it. It was magical thank you, and once again, thank you for the care you give.”

Doug Fairman, a resident at Gracewell of Bookham, added: “We had a fantastic afternoon, just what we needed at this time, thank you for the team who arranged the afternoon.”

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