Celebrating the diamond jubilee in Honley with afternoon tea


People who use services at Enfield Down in Honley did their bit to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee by hosting a day of celebrations.

On Friday 1st June people currently staying at the unit and staff enjoyed a special ‘English breakfast’ in the morning and hosted an afternoon tea party complete with homemade cakes, buns and sandwiches.

Enfield Down is an inpatient unit that provides recovery and rehabilitation services for people experiencing mental health problems who need a longer time to re-establish their independence.

Those who attended the tea party were challenged to wear something red, white or blue and during it a royal themed quiz was held and a collection of British music was played to give those willing to try out their dancing skills the opportunity to.

Audra Braithwaite, occupational therapist technical instructor at Enfield Down said, “It was a lovely day of celebration which people staying at the unit and members of staff had the opportunity to get involved with. Everyone helped to decorate the party room with themed decorations and the flower baskets that we put up had been planted with red, white and blue flowers.

“Taking part in a social occasion such as this is an opportunity for those currently using our services to develop their social skills, take part in a purposeful activity that can increase their independence and feel included in an event that is being celebrated across the country.

“A big thank you must go to everyone who helped to make the day so special including the catering staff who provided the cakes for our tea party and all those who helped to clean up the outside area and decorate the room.

Celebrating the diamond jubilee in Honley with afternoon tea

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