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Kings (and Queens) for a day!

It can’t have escaped your notice that a big event took place over the weekend – yes THAT Coronation! Across the north our people made the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a cracking good spread!

King for a day – and a Queen!

Susanne – Our Queen of County Durham!

It was a grand excuse for a top party, yum food and having a jolly celebratory get together!

Lets start with Royal abandon in Spennymoor, County Durham!

Catherine Rooney from Oaklea is our MC: “Here you can see a gallery of our Coronation celebrations at the weekend. Our customers thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The staff were also involved, including Lisa IvesKay Thompson and myself!” Please be upstanding – shall we begin the celebrations!

Meanwhile down in deepest Furness, Oaklea’s Sue Mallinson has gone ‘undercover’: “Here you can see our Customers, friends & family at their Coronation party in our garden in Barrow. Fortunately the weather was kind to us.”

Time for tea…time to party in South Lakes!

Oaklea’s Pauline Mallee “We had a big celebration with with salmon & 

cream cheese scones, chocolate covered 

strawberries and all the sandwiches. The customers then had lots of friends round later.”

Meanwhile back in County Durham

They also know how to put on a top spread…and really pushed the royal yacht out when it came to dressing up for the occasion!



Ahead of the game…was ever thus in Barney!

Meanwhile – Some of our folks in Barnard Castle were already in the mood – they’d decorated their house well before the Coronation! (and had time to get creative with making the decorations…)

Take a bow….

Oaklea’s own social care Royalty, Nichola Bainbridge: “Pauline, Max 

and Laura made crowns for Prince Charles coronation. You can see King 

Max, Queen Pauline & Laura then enjoyed an evening of arts and crafts.”

“My kingdom for a mask” – HRH was present in many ways!

…who knew he was a Liverpool fan?…he’ll never walk alone at Oaklea!



Dressed for success – The last Royal word goes to…

Susanne from Spennymoor -who you saw above – won the Oaklea competition for ‘best dressed Royal’ on the day! Our very own Lady in Waiting, Team Manager, Lisa Clarey, caught up with Susanne – mid curtsey- to find out how she was coping with her new found success!

Honourable Appointments…

Massive Royal round of applause to our customers who took part -and of course to the Support Teams – special mention to Pauline MalleeLisa ClareyDot GibbonsSue MallinsonCatherine RooneyLisa IvesKay ThompsonNichola Bainbridge, & Matt ‘cat in the hat’ JonesLisa Clarey also adds a special thanks to Margi Wright & Gillian Curry

Clearly all delivering the Oaklea Vision – We deliver the finest opportunities in the kindest possible way

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