Fantastic day for Flora

 The staff at Rectory House in Sompting enabled one of their residents, 96 year old Flora Maynard, to enjoy one of the proudest days of her life last week as she was able to see her granddaughter get married.

The wedding took place on Saturday 14th July in a converted barn about 30 miles away from Rectory House. Mrs Maynard had handpicked a special outfit and members of staff supported her to get ready for the big day.

Jackie Cox, Rectory House Manager, escorted Flora to the wedding and they were both very excited as the taxi pulled up to take them to the venue. The journey to the wedding venue took an hour and brought back fond memories of Flora’s 50 years driving. She finally gave up driving at the age of 89 after receiving the first points on her licence for speeding!

Arriving at the wedding venue Flora was greeted by members of her family, a number of whom she had not seen for many years. All of her grandchildren made a fuss of her and she was so pleased to see them. Flora took her seat in the front row of the church and was very proud to see her granddaughter walking down the aisle during the splendid ceremony.

Following the ceremony, Flora was whisked off by the groom for photographs and almost upstaged the bride with everyone wanting their photo taken with her. The photographs were taken in brilliant sunshine but just as the last photo was taken the rain started to fall! Everyone moved inside and Flora spent time chatting with her family and catching up with their lives.

Rectory House Manager, Jackie Cox told us:

“It was a very special day for Flora and she was so happy to be able to attend. It is always a huge privilege to be able to share personal experiences with our residents. We work hard at Rectory House to accommodate such events.”

Located in the peaceful village of Sompting, Rectory House provides residential and nursing support for up to 41 elderly people.

Rectory House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Fiona Wiederkehr


West Street,
West Sussex,
BN15 0DA

0808 223 5530
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