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Cheadle care home stirs up a festive pud

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Residents at Abney Court care home in Cheadle donned their aprons and had their mixing bowls at the ready for a festive ‘stir-up’ on the traditional day for making Christmas puddings, Stir-up Sunday. 

The care home in Abney Hall Park used a Christmas pudding recipe created especially for the home by Great British Bake Off finalist Brendan Lynch. Residents took it in turns to stir in the ingredients, including mixed peel, festive spices and glace cherries, and then made a secret wish. 

Stir-up Sunday, which takes place on the last Sunday before Advent, is traditionally the day when families and friends gather together to ‘stir-up’ their Christmas pudding and make a wish, leaving plenty of time for the pudding to mature before Christmas Day. 

Tracy Mitchell, home manager at Abney Court, said: “We all had a wonderful time adding the ingredients to the mixing bowl and seeing if we could recognise the different spices. Baking has many therapeutic benefits and mixing certain ingredients associated with Christmas can trigger memories and happy feelings from Stir-up Sunday’s of the past.

“For many residents this is a lifelong tradition they remember doing as a child and we were keen to continue this important milestone in the lead up to Christmas. It’s not too late to make your own Christmas pudding and Brendan Lynch’s recipe can be downloaded at www.careuk.com/stirupsunday.”

Abney Court has been designed to enable residents to live fulfilled and active lives, with care and activities tailored to each individual. There is a cinema, hairdressing salon and a coffee shop which is well-stocked with homemade bakes. For those who want to relax outdoors, there are safe and secure landscaped gardens with attractive patio areas.

For more information about Abney Court, please call customer relations manager, Pam Wilson on 0333 321 1922 or email pamela.wilson@careuk.com

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Abney Hall Park, Manchester Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 2BE

Abney Court

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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