Leading care home provider New Care enlisted the help of ‘The Queen’, Isla Bates aged 3, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with residents at Adel Manor Care Centre, on Otley Road in Leeds.
The royal engagement comprised the planting of a tree by Isla watched by Adel Manor’s first residents Lynda Walsh and Heather Holm and staff, leaving a ‘green’ lasting legacy at the 74 bed facility during this special year.
Part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, the planting of the tree for the jubilee is designed to enhance the environment and create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, with the ultimate aim of benefiting future generations.
Isla’s mother, Alex Fairhurst, who works for New Care, comments: “Isla thoroughly enjoyed her day at Adel Manor, and especially loved dressing up as The Queen! It is a real privilege for Isla to be involved in the Platinum Jubilee and by planting the tree she is playing her part in improving the environment and leaving a lasting legacy in Leeds.”
Sharon Burton, home manager at Adel Manor, adds: “The residents were thrilled to have a mini Queen for the day. There were smiles all round and the residents still talk about the ‘royal engagement’ at Adel Manor!”
On behalf of New Care, Isla has visited 10 care homes across the region planting trees and meeting residents. Isla concludes: “I have loved being a mini-Queen and helping to plant all of the trees. I like waving and making the residents smile,”
Part of New Care, a development-led care home operator that has an enviable reputation for designing and delivering state-of-the-art purpose-built care centres, Adel Manor offers exceptional levels of residential, nursing and dementia care in a safe and comfortable environment. For further information, please call 0113 841 1000.