Milestones Trust

A celebration to remember

Melinda's story

We all really enjoyed the afternoon/evening with everyone having lots of fun

Melinda, Assistant Team Leader
Silhouette of balloons

To mark their 25th year of opening their doors, residents at mental health home Kingsway decided to hold a fancy dress party to celebrate.

December 2017 marks the 25th anniversary for mental health recovery home Kingsway being open. The residents at the home in St. George came together at a house meeting in September to discuss how they would like to celebrate. Together, they decided to hold a fancy dress party celebration.

Throughout October the staff bought some outfits and helped the service users to make their own personalised outfits. Invitations were made and they organised a list of family and friends each resident would want to be at the celebratory even. They also constructed their own memory board to showcase some of the previous events the service users wanted to share.

The celebration took place of the 9th November and saw staff members dressed up as dwarfs and provided different names by the service users. Service users dressed to impress with characters such as Snow White and Prince Charming, Captain Kirk and a Storm Trooper making an appearance. There were plenty of wigs and props for friends and family to get involved and join in.

Lots of hot food was served – from vegetable curry to lasagne – as well as finger foods and a celebration cake gifted from Assistant Director of Operations Beth Hendry.

There was lots of laughter and even some karaoke sing along. People reminisced about old times – as two service users and two staff members had been at the Kingsway since the first day of opening. Assistant team leader Melinda says: “we all really enjoyed the afternoon/evening with everyone having lots of fun.”