Residents from Care South’s Castle Dene care home in Bournemouth dazzled guests with a captivating ‘Through the Ages Fashion Show’ on Friday 17th November. The event raised funds for Children in Need and was featured on BBC South Today, with Care South at Home in attendance, and was filled with plenty of nostalgia and style.
The fashion show featured a splendid array of outfits spanning from the glamorous 1920s to the chic styles of the 2020s, offering a fascinating journey through the evolution of fashion. This unique event was designed to bridge the generation gap, captivating imagination of both young and older age groups alike.
Notably, Castle Dene has a resident, Neva, who is about to mark a remarkable milestone – turning 100 years old in December. This centenarian’s upcoming birthday serves as a poignant testament to the breadth of fashion showcased at the event, covering an entire century of style and elegance.
Lana Wright, Home Manager at Castle Dene, expressed her excitement about the event, stating: “The Through the Ages Fashion Show was an enchanting day that not only celebrated the rich tapestry of fashion across the years but also supported a vital cause, Children in Need. We were thrilled to welcome Care South at Home to join in the fun.”
Resident, Judith, at Castle Dene added: “Personally, I loved every moment of the fashion show, reveling in the diversity of styles and seeing how fashion has evolved over the years. The Pudsey cakes that were made for the event added a delightful touch, making the event even more memorable and heartwarming. It was wonderful celebrating with my fellow residents and guests.”
In addition to the fashion show, Castle Dene is gearing up to throw a spectacular 100th birthday party for a resident in December, complete with a line-up of entertaining activities and surprises.
Castle Dene care home in Bournemouth, Dorset, accommodates 50 residents and is part of Care South, a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England.