Receiving a royal reply!

Highfield Care Home, Ware-Resident Lillian with the thank you card we received from the royal couple

Residents at Highfield Care Home were thrilled to receive a card from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex thanking them for sending their congratulations on the birth of baby Archie.

The card which has a picture of the royal couple holding Archie on the front read "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex greatly appreciate you taking the time to write and celebrate the birth of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Their Royal Highnesses have been incredibly touched by all of the warm wishes they have received during this especially joyful time in their lives. They send their best wishes and heartfelt thanks."

Residents had fun running a sweepstake to guess the sex and weight (7lbs & 3oz) of the royal baby and after hearing the news of his arrival promptly wrote a congratulations card and posted it off to Clarence House.

Magic Moments Club Coordinator Lyn said “We were thrilled to get a reply from the royal couple. The card was passed around for all to see and is now on our noticeboard for visitors to admire. Our Knit and Natter group are presently knitting slippers and booties so we may well send young Archie a pair of those to sample!”

At Highfield we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.

Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.

Highfield Care Home is located in Ware, Hertfordshire, and provides residential carenursing carepalliative care and respite care.

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