To celebrate the life of a much-loved Domestic Assistant and scooter enthusiast, Rob Cole who worked at Icknield Court, in Princes Risborough, the team invited local scooter clubs to a special Scooter event to pay their respects and celebrate Rob’s life following his passing earlier this year.
On Sunday 3 October, The team began the day by playing a documentary about 60’s mods and rockers for the residents and welcomed scooterists from Aylesbury and Wycombe to Icknield Court to spend time with the residents and Rob’s family.
As a lifelong mod and avid scooterist, Rob was a member of Double Diamonds Scooter Club and worked as a Domestic Assistant with his sister Debbie at Icknield Court. With Rob’s family in attendance it was a great opportunity to talk together about their favourite memories.
“Rob would dress up as Father Christmas every year.” Gillie Gilroy, Domestic Assistant said, “The residents always looked forward to it. He was the only person I could chat to about our shared love of football! He would do anything for anyone, cleaning, helping in the kitchen, such a good person.”
After admiring the scooters, one of the care home residents, Joan Loosely, aged 102, reminisced about her time riding a scooter with her husband: “He owned a blue a white Lambretta and I used to love riding on the back.” She had a beaming smile as she approached the scooters to get a closer look.
A great day was had by all as the sun shone and everyone tucked into bacon and sausage baps and enjoyed classic tunes.