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Bagpipes for Burns Night

Westbury Court Care Home, Wiltshire-Resident Derek with Bagpiper Bob at our Burns Night celebrations

"Residents sang and clapped along to the different tunes and enjoyed listening to the 'Address to a Haggis' which made them smile”

Residents at Westbury Court Care Home and members of the local community welcomed Bob the Bagpiper to help commemorate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns on Burns Night.

Bob played his guitar and sang us a selection of Scottish songs in the lounge before putting on his Regimental Piper Outfit to play the bagpipes for the entire home.  Bob visited every floor to play residents traditional favourites including ‘Flower of Scotland’ and ‘Marie’s Wedding’.

Once everyone had assembled in the dining room our chefs brought out the freshly prepared haggis and Bob recited the poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ before it was served for lunch.

Resident Derek said, “I really enjoy listening to the bagpipes.”

Magic Moments Club Coordinator Suzanne said “We had a very special time listening to Bob singing and playing the bagpipes. Residents sang and clapped along to the different tunes and enjoyed listening to the 'Address to a Haggis' which made them smile.”

At Westbury Court 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.

Westbury Court Care Home is located in Westbury, Wiltshire and provides ​residential carenursing caredementia carepalliative care and respite care.

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