Mayor turns on Christmas Lights at Hedge End Care Home

Residents at Snowdrop Place hope to enjoy a brighter Christmas than last year


Christmas Lights

Lighting up time got a whole new meaning at Snowdrop Place Care Home off Woodhouse Lane as the community came together to see The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Cynthia Garton turn on home’s Christmas lights for the very first time.

Staff and residents at the Care Home got in the Christmas spirit by inviting their family and friends to come and join in. They all gathered in the home’s garden for the occasion with home-made mulled wine, hot chocolate, and mince pies to keep everyone warm.

One resident, Audrey, remarked:

It feels properly Christmassy now all the lights are up, the home looks so beautiful!

Megan Best, the Home Services Advisor told Eastleigh News the celebration was in marked contrast to last year. The Home had only been opened a few months when Hampshire was placed under Tier 2 Covid restrictions. With public events cancelled m the home’s first Christmas celebrations had to take place indoors within a bubble.

She hoped the Christmas lights switch on marked a return to normality although the Care Home was still taking sensible precautions to keep everyone safe.

General Manager, Sarah Davies said:

We absolutely love Christmas here at Snowdrop Place, it is such a special time and we all loved decorating the home for the very first time.