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The Elton rehab unit at North Somerset Community Hospital in Clevedon as well as the Skylark Unit in Yate and Henderson Unit in Thornbury, celebrated the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe with a socially distanced tea party for service users.

The units, run by Sirona care & health, were decorated with bunting to celebrate the anniversary.

Service users enjoyed a cake and raised a cup to remember the end of the World War Two.

Nicki Tonkin, Clinical Lead for the Elton Rehab Unit, Sirona, said: “Whilst people are receiving rehab treatment we try to ensure they feel as comfortable as possible whilst preparing them to return to their own home.

“This includes celebrating important national events, such as the VE Day anniversary. Although the party we held this year was different to how we would have organised it in the past due to COVID-19.”

“But everyone was still able to enjoy a slice of cake and remember the end of World War Two, one of the most important events of the last century.”

Decorations consisting of a union flag balloon; bunting, paper chains and balloons were donated to the Elton Rehab Unit by Good Balloon Company in Bristol while Pullins bakery donated the scones to the Elton Unit for afternoon tea. Sirona and the Elton Rehab Unit are immensely grateful for this generosity.

Following the tea party, a service user at the Skylark Unit said: “I really enjoyed it, to be out of my room safely (two metres apart) in the fresh air and have conversation with others.”