Reindeers fly in for Bampton care home Nativity scene

A fleet of reindeers took an afternoon off from pulling Santa’s sleigh to fly into Rosebank to recreate the famous Nativity scene with care staff.

The seasonal creatures joined Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus for a special performance, which was narrated by a resident of Rosebank and featured staff dressed as angels and shepherds.

Residents joined in on a selection of their favourite Christmas carols during the show, before making their way out into the garden to visit the reindeers. Members of the community also got the opportunity to meet the animals and have their picture taken.

Mandie Acock and Gemma Foster, lifestyle support co-ordinators at Rosebank, commented: “A massive thank you to staff, residents, relatives and friends who came along to enjoy this year’s gathering. We raised £206 from our raffle, which will go towards the purchase of a Magic Table for our residents.

“Both staff and residents put a lot of effort into the performance and the scenery and it’s been a wonderful way to welcome in the Christmas season.”

Rosebank care home owner, Jane Roberts, added: “The Nativity was a huge success and we’re extremely thankful for all the support we’ve received from the Bampton community this year. Here’s to another action packed 2019 at Rosebank!”