Lostock Residents give Haggis a try for Burns NightToday millions celebrated Burns Night across the UK, dedicated to the life of poet Robert Burns. HC-One’s Avandale Lodge care home, in Cheshire, was no exception as they flew their Scottish flags and tucked into a classic supper. 

Residents started the day with a wellbeing activity which involved colouring Scottish flags with the traditional blue and white colours, these were then cut out and made into bunting to decorate the dining room. Hazel, who lives at Avandale, said, “I am the best at cutting out!”

Haggis was served at tea time for five Residents who wished to have a little try, including Hazel, Alec, Enid, Estelle and Bobbie. Some had never tried the Scottish delicacy before but were more than willing to give it a go! Then a cup of tea and a slice of cake was served to everyone. 

Home Manager, Stephen McCarthy, remarked, “We love Burns Night and it really does give us something different to celebrate, especially as many Residents have enjoyed spending time up in Scotland throughout their life.”