Staff from Spiers Care Home in Beith have created a train carriage for residents to enjoy a First-class voyage on the Flying Carer to stimulate memories of train journeys.

The day commenced with Joan, one of the residents, cutting the ribbon to open the Home’s brand new train carriage.

The residents and staff enjoyed the day, reminiscing about their travel experiences and sharing their adventures and visited places.

One resident remarked: “A very good idea, we all enjoyed it. The team worked so hard, and it was good to have something different.’’

Michael and Terry, the Activities Coordinators at Spiers Care Home, said: “Many of our residents have been unable to go out due to Covid-19. Our aim for the day was to offer an experience that enabled residents to take a virtual trip. It was great to see so many happy passengers on our train ride. It was also a pleasure for us to become part of the railway family for the day.’’

Alison Ravandi, Home Manager, added: “What a brilliant day. The team has done a fantastic job organising the day, and their attention to detail to make it perfect was second to none. The residents loved taking part in the activities, and we all enjoyed the laughter and being together.”

Well done to all involved in setting up the first class event.