Cream teas add flavour to start of Sale’s VE Day celebrations

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T asty cream teas provided a mouth-watering start to VE Day celebrations for elderly Sale residents.

Around 40 people enjoyed delicious buttered scones topped with jam and clotted cream.

Lucy Gill, from Ashton-on-Mersey, donated pre-prepared packs – inviting recipients to decide whether to put the jam or cream on top!

It was her way of thanking the older generation for their sacrifices in the week the country marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

Lucy Gill and Alan Savage.

Lucy said: “I wanted to do something positive and show we can still live well with coronavirus in the community. If we’re all taking the right safety precautions we can still have a good time and spread a little cheer.

“The cream tea is a great British tradition and it seemed a fitting way to honour our war heroes.”

Lucy and partner Alan Savage have run Home Instead Senior Care for a decade, providing extra support for residents in Sale, Altrincham and Wythenshawe.

Strict safety guidelines were followed with residents sat outside observing the two-metre social distancing rules.

Trained Home Instead staff followed infection control procedures and used PPE  equipment, including masks, allowing them to visit residents inside their own homes.


Cream teas ready to be delivered.

Lucy added: “There’s a view that older people tend to get written off in this country and aren’t seen as an asset to society. People think of care providers taking over lives, but we think it as enhancing old age and allowing people to live how they want.

“I believe this sets us apart from other care providers and our services include home help, companionship and personal care. We perform the role a son or daughter would do if they lived nearby and our motto is ‘live well, your way.’”

Margaret enjoying her cream tea with Rachel from Home Instead.


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