Firefighters make a splash at Claydon House's Bluebird Cafe
Claydon House in Lewes welcomed Firefighters from ‘Green Watch’ as guests of honour to its monthly Bluebird Dementia Cafe.
Crew Manager Andy Watson gave a special presentation on the work of the Fire Service and the equipment in use as the firefighters chatted with residents and visitors to the cafe over tea and cake.
Resident Jill Blundell, whose husband was a firefighter during the Blitz, said:
“It's all so different now with the tools and uniform - but they are all just as brave.”
Firefighter Neil Salmon gave everyone a chance to use the hose reel outside to the delight of resident Dorothy Barton who remarked:
“I haven't had this much fun in ages! It's wonderful to see how everything works!”
The event marks the fifth monthly cafe which is a community initiative.
'We are committed to investing in our community and realise the difference our resources can make. The Bluebird Cafe is a place where anyone who is affected by dementia can come to find friendship, acceptance and advice, but mostly to have fun!'
The Bluebird Cafe meets in Claydon House Care home on the first Wednesday of every month from 2:30-4:30pm and is free of charge. Call 01273 474844 for more information
Claydon House provides care and nursing support for up to 47 people in a sought after residential area of Lewes.