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Care home brings Notting Hill Carnival excitement to High Wycombe

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Navy veteran Ross, with Wellbeing Coordinator Emma

Notting Hill Carnival fun has come to Royal Star & Garter in High Wycombe.


The Home, which provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, held a carnival barbecue for residents and their relatives on Tuesday, 22 August.


It took place after veterans at the Home requested an event to help them celebrate the Carnival, which will be held on the streets of West London on 27-28 August.

Steel pan drummer Kavel had residents and relatives entertained

The event took place  in the Home’s stunning gardens, with residents making the most of the long-awaited arrival of summer.


A steel pan drummer provided entertainment, while the Home’s kitchen crew cooked up a mouth-watering barbecue.

Royal Star & Garter resident Richard, who served in the RAF, enjoys summer’s belated arrival

‘They had a wonderful time’


The event was organised by the Home’s dedicated Wellbeing Team, who provide events, exercises, activities and outings for residents. Wellbeing Coordinator Alysia said: “We are always talking to residents to find out what things they’d like to do, and one asked if we had plans for the Carnival. We thought it was a great idea so we brought Notting Hill Carnival to High Wycombe! It was a warm day, so residents sat in shady areas or wore hats, and they had plenty to drink to keep hydrated. They had a wonderful time, and enjoyed sharing the day with their loved-ones and other members of staff.”


Royal Star & Garter in High Wycombe is welcoming new residents. For more information on this, or to work for the charity, go to

Wellbeing Coordinator Natalie made sure there was plenty to keep residents hydrated during carnival barbecue
WWII Army veteran Ken with Royal Star & Garter Governor Brigadier (Ret’d) Chris Sexton
Daphne having fun at the carnival barbecue at Royal Star & Garter in High Wycombe
Wellbeing Coordinator Alysia enjoying a chat with RAF veteran Frank
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