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A little superstar – regional pageant queen pays a visit to care home residents

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Care home residents in Poole were treated to a very special visitor for an afternoon of singing and dancing.

The Care UK team at The Potteries, on York Road, invited eight-year-old Aleesha Randall, a regional pageant queen, to entertain residents and guests with her singing and dancing. 

Aleesha will be competing for the title of Little Miss Diamond Dorset, a pageant competition which celebrates the beauty and diversity of every woman. The competition supports females of all ages, starting from four years of age, and Aleesha was a regional winner of the pageant this year. 

During lockdown Aleesha started singing to local care homes via Zoom and enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to volunteer her time and visit The Potteries in person. 

Aleesha sang ‘I’m Still Standing’ - one of her favourite songs – and the residents danced and sang along to the well-known hit. 

She said: “The Potteries is one of my favourite homes to sing at. I sing to the residents individually as well as to larger groups in the home’s communal areas. They are funny, happy and smile all the time I’m performing.

“I am returning for Christmas to see them all again – I can’t wait to sing some carols with all the residents.”

Zita Turner, Home Manager at The Potteries, added: “Intergenerational activities are a huge part of life here at The Potteries which is why we loved inviting Aleesha into the home for an afternoon of singing.

“It was fantastic to see the residents’ reactions to Aleesha’s performance – she encouraged them to sing and dance alongside her and the afternoon was great fun for Aleesha and the residents alike. After really enjoying her performances in lockdown, it was brilliant for residents and team members to meet Aleesha face to face and see her perform live. 

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Aleesha for joining us. We can’t wait to welcome her back for more serenading very soon!” 

The Potteries is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, in addition to the Namaste room, the care home also boasts its very own cinema and hair salon. There is also plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events and group activities.

To find out more about The Potteries, please call, Customer Relations Manager, Caroline Hearne, on 01202 069 835 or email caroline.hearne@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/the-potteries.

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187 York Road, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset, BH18 8ES

The Potteries

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

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