Handford House care home hosts glamorous cinema event in Ipswich to mark new movie screen

Handford House care home has a new cinema room for their residents that has been funded by Peter De

Handford House care home has a new cinema room for their residents that has been funded by Peter Dean, the husband of Shirley, who was a resident at the home but died last September. Left to right: Abi Brill, Vicky Saxon, Kelly McLaughlin, Maria Castello. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich care home rolled out the red carpet as it unveiled a new cinema screen for residents.

Handford House care home has a new cinema room for their residents that has been funded by Peter De

Handford House care home has a new cinema room for their residents that has been funded by Peter Dean, the husband of Shirley, who was a resident at the home but died last September. Left to right: Abi Brill, Vicky Saxon, Kelly McLaughlin, Maria Castello. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

To celebrate the new addition, residents and staff at the Handford House care home held a special premiere night with music and champagne.

The screen was funded by Peter Dean in memory of his late wife Shirley who was a resident at the home before she died last September.

Mr Dean attended the special evening to unveil the screen and a special plaque dedicated to Shirley.

Mike Parris, home manager said: “Our residents had told us that they really enjoyed watching films, so we wanted to provide them with some lovely facilities to do this.

Handford House care home has a new cinema room for their residents that has been funded by Peter De

Handford House care home has a new cinema room for their residents that has been funded by Peter Dean, the husband of Shirley, who was a resident at the home but died last September. Left to right: Abi Brill, Vicky Saxon, Kelly McLaughlin, Maria Castello. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“Mr Dean very generously provided us with a donation towards this, in recognition of the care we provided to Shirley and we are extremely grateful.

“Our red carpet premiere night was a great way for us to open this wonderful addition to our activities room.”

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