Care home visits and gift from the mayor help to bring Platinum Jubilee celebrations to Queen’s own generation 

The mayor’s visit to Ascot Grange care home.

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is giving collectable Platinum Jubilee mugs to care home residents to ensure the whole community is involved in the celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s anniversary year.  

Councillor John Story and his Civic Team are delivering around 1,250 commemorative mugs, each bearing the Platinum Jubilee crest and accompanied by a postcard with a photo of Her Majesty and a greeting from the mayor. 

In addition, staff at all 39 care homes are being given a special card from Cllr Story, thanking them on behalf of the Royal Borough for all their hard work and committed care during the pandemic. He is also sending a thank you message to domiciliary care providers who help people to live independently in their own homes.

Councillor Story said: “The pandemic has been very challenging, not least for those who live or work in care homes, and I would like to praise the compassionate care home staff for everything they’ve done, and continue to do, to support our older residents, many of whom are of The Queen’s own generation. 

“The jubilee is a welcome opportunity for the whole community to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of dedicated service to the nation. While some care home residents unfortunately won’t be able to attend public events, care homes will be holding their own jubilee celebrations, and our collectable mugs are just a small part of ensuring everyone is involved and will perhaps provide a focus for sharing fond stories and memories of past milestone jubilees and other Royal occasions.”

Councillor Samantha Rayner, Cabinet member for Business, Corporate & Resident Services, Culture and Heritage, and Windsor, said: “We’re proud Her Majesty is a resident of the Royal Borough and we want the Jubilee celebrations to reach the whole community.

“This special visit and keepsake from the mayor help to bring those celebrations into care homes and ensure everyone is involved. So many people in the Royal Borough have fond memories of Her Majesty, with Windsor being one of her homes, making this gift of added significance.

“I’m sure some of the residents will have photos and perhaps even other memorabilia from previous jubilees, and this special gift from the mayor will make a nice addition to their collections.”