Following on from last night’s Platinum Jubilee celebration, leading care home provider New Care enlisted the help of ‘The Queen’, Isla Bates aged 3, to celebrate with residents at Ashlands Manor Care Centre, on Ashlands in Sale.

The royal engagement comprised Isla planting a tree in the home’s garden with two residents, Olive Lumb (aged 94) and Margaret Stone (aged 91), plus two carers, Carol Richards and Lorraine Birchall, leaving a ‘green’ lasting legacy at the 57 bed facility during this special year.

Part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, the planting of the tree for the jubilee is designed to enhance the environment and create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation, with the ultimate aim of benefiting future generations.

Isla’s mother, Alex Fairhurst, who works for New Care, comments: “Isla thoroughly enjoyed her day at Ashlands Manor, and especially loved dressing up as The Queen! It is a real privilege for Isla to be involved in the Platinum Jubilee and by planting the tree she is playing her part in improving the environment and leaving a lasting legacy in Sale.”

Isobel Scott, home manager at Ashlands Manor, adds: “The residents were thrilled to have a mini Queen for the day and enjoyed watching the tree being planted.  There were smiles all round and I am sure the residents will talk about the ‘royal engagement’ at Ashlands Manor for a while!”

Part of New Care, a development-led care home operator that has an enviable reputation for designing and delivering state-of-the-art purpose-built care centres, Ashlands Manor offers exceptional levels of residential, nursing and dementia care in a safe and comfortable environment.  For further information, please call 0161 905 0760 or visit