Whitley Bay care home pay tribute to Her Majesty The QueenAs the Residents from Eastbourne House care home in Whitley Bay heard the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, they thought it would be quite fitting to pay a tribute to her life as the longest living monarch. 

Many Residents of the at the 67-bed residential and residential dementia care home were very emotional when hearing of The Queens passing. A service was held at the care home by John Morley from the local church.

Over 50 of the Residents were present at the service as everyone wanted to pay their respects.

John chose some beautiful hymns and poetry, and the Residents confidently did them justice.

Some of the Residents said the highlight of the service was singing the National Anthem in tribute to The Queen for the last time. It was very touching and brought tears to many of the staff and Residents eyes. 

Resident, Brenda Goble, said, “It was very emotional, those bairns have done an amazing job.”

The kitchen staff worked very hard making a delicious buffet and Head of Service made sure there was a good supply of drinks. The buffet lunch was lovely, and the staff made sure they Residents could eat whilst listening to the service. 

Debbie White, Care Home Manager, commented, “It’s been a very bittersweet day. The Residents were very emotional and so were the staff.”