Royal Star & Garter celebrates Burns Night with whisky tasting, bagpipes and haggis

Veterans celebrated Burns Night at Royal Star & Garter’s three Homes.

Residents in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe were treated to a traditional Burns Supper, entertained by bagpipes and took part in themed activities to celebrate the special day on Tuesday 25 January.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

The veterans tucked into a traditional Burns Supper – including haggis, neeps and tatties and a dram or two of whisky – at each of the charity’s Homes, in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe.

In Surbiton, resident Ken read out the famous Robert Burns poem ‘Address to a Haggis’, before residents tucked into their meal. Prior to that, a bagpiper performed in the Home’s garden, with residents watching on from the dining and balcony areas. Later in the day, there was a Scotland quiz and whisky-tasting session.

A bagpiper also performed outside the Solihull Home before residents enjoyed their Burns Supper and ‘Address to a Haggis’. The Home also hosted a Scottish themed quiz and whisky-tasting session for residents.

And in High Wycombe, staff decorated the Home with bunting and Saltire flags. Residents there also took part in fun activities after enjoying their haggis.

Royal Star & Garter is welcoming new residents. For more information, go to www.starandgarter.org

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