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To celebrate Diwali, Activity Coordinators Debbie Baron and Michelle Dean from Lent Rise House care home, invited a local Sikh school for a morning of celebration with the residents.

The morning began with a brief talk from the Head teacher, Mr Raminder Singh Vig of Khalsa Primary School, Slough, who spoke about the history of Diwali, its meaning and the celebrations of Hindu and Sikh Diwali, The Festival of Lights. The children, staff and residents then came together to sing, pray and play music on the harmonium and tabla drums. 

This was especially special for our Hindu resident Satwant Dhall, whose family attended the celebration with Indian decorations, sweets and gifts for residents and staff. The family of Satwant commented on how impressed they were with the organisation of the event. They said ‘we did them proud.’

Head teacher, Mr Raminder Singh Vig commented on the event: “We are looking forward to more community and cultural bonding with The Fremantle Trust, particularly here at Lent Rise House.”

Activity Coordinator Michelle Dean addded: “It was magical and so wonderful to have such a brilliant school be so kind and supportive to the home. The residents really enjoyed hearing the stories and learning more about Diwali. They were talking about it for days afterwards!”