American showdown at care home

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A PULBOROUGH care home was transformed into a US-style diner to celebrate friends and food from across the Atlantic.

Those living at The Anchorage, Coombelands Lane, were said to be ‘thrilled’ to see their traditional dining area decked out with Stars and Stripes for a special American lunch.

Staff dressed up for the occasion, serving the US-themed menu of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pancakes and key lime pie, as cowboys and cowgirls.

Sheila Wyatt, care manager, said: “It was a fantastic occasion and everyone got into the spirit of it. Activities such as these really make a difference to the wellbeing of the residents as they lift their spirits and bring a bit of the outside world into the home.”

Sheila added: “Of course these events can only be successful with the full co-operation of a hard working team of staff who go that extra mile, with a smile.”

Live music was also supplied by guitarist Frank King, who had residents toe-tapping and singing in their seats.

The Anchorage and its sister home Manor Barn in Fishbourne regularly host lunches and dinners inspired by food from around the world.