Herald - Issue 458

v THE HERALD - Your Community Magazine v 30th May 2024 • The HERALD • Page 57 WE CARE, YOU CARE LYMINGTON RAMPS Safer Easier Access SEE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS AT: www.lymingtonramps.co.uk NHS and Local Authority Approved ANY DESIGN TAILOR MADE FOR YOU SAFEST ANTI SLIP SURFACES FREE SURVEYS Call 07511 801493 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH or email: editor@herald-publishing.co.uk Residents at Snowdrop Place went loco celebrating Cinco de Mayo which takes place on 5th May every year. Cinco de Mayo is a national day which celebrates freedom and liberty in Mexico. It marks the date in 1862 when President Benito Juarez sent troops to face the invading French army who were marching towards Mexico City. e day is hugely important in Mexico and is celebrated with parades, battle re-enactments, reworks and parties around the country. Residents watched a virtual tour and travelled virtually to di erent historic sites in Mexico, enjoyed a tasty Mexican meal with a delicious cocktail and had a fantastic time playing Mexican themed games and trying to get sweet treats from the Piñata. Gemma Moss, Activities Coordinator at Snowdrop Place, said: “We celebrate all cultures and religions and we try to mark as many cultural events as possible. Cinco de Mayo is a fantastic celebration and a great excuse for a party! We all had so much fun.” Margret, a resident at Snowdrop Place, added: “It is so wonderful to be able to mark occasions like this and to remember the history behind the date. I really enjoyed watching the virtual tour around Mexico and the Mexican food our chef prepared was absolutely delicious!” eir varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities. Snowdrop Place is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Snowdrop Place provides residential and respite care. RESIDENTS CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO Snowdrop residents enjoying Cinco de Mayo celebrations