HOPTON: Anniversary of care home

Ritson Lodge in Hopton celebrating its one year anniversary with a balloon release in the garden wat

Ritson Lodge in Hopton celebrating its one year anniversary with a balloon release in the garden watched by residents and guests.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A sea of bright balloons were released into sunny skies over Hopton to mark the first anniversary of a specialist care home.

Guests and residents from Ritson Lodge gathered in the care home grounds to watch as the green and orange balloons were let off to mark its first birthday. The 60-bed home in Lowestoft Road includes a specialist dementia wing and has enjoyed a busy first year.

Wendy Smith, operations manager for Barchester Healthcare - which runs the home - said the day had been a lovely celebration for all involved.

“It was very much for the residents and the fact we got the lovely sunshine all day was a bonus,” she added.

The balloons, which were sponsored by local groups and individuals, raised £500 for the Barchester Foundation charity, which supports older people with physical or mental disabilities.


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Pictures: JAMES BASS

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