On Wednesday, 22nd February, we went to see the Stafford Gang Show’s 25th Anniversary special, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, at the Blessed William Howard School, located just 10 minutes down the road from the Manor House. It was the first outing in our minibus for quite some time, so there was much excitement!

We were really fortunate to have been contacted by the Stafford Gang Show team, offering us tickets. In total, 14 of us attended the local event. We were made to feel so welcome, with great seats and parking right by the door. Sophie, Facilities Manager at the Manor House, said, “we had the most wonderful time; it was so nice to take some of the residents out for the evening.”

Stafford Gang Show is a traditional variety performance presented by the members of the Scout movement in Stafford. The show includes several sketches, dances and musical items based on the original idea by Ralph Reader CBE. Stafford Gang Show started in 1998, performed at Walton High School and has been performed every 2 years since. The show was initially produced by one of the original London Gang Show members, Dave Cregeen.   

The amazing gang of over 60 Scouters from Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders put on such a fantastic show.

Jayne, Registered Manager and Director of Nursing, said, “both staff and residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves; we can’t thank the Stafford Gang Show team enough for their kind hospitality.

We had to stop our minibus outings due to Covid, and it is just brilliant to see the minibus up and running again; to be able to take our residents to events such as shows, afternoon teas or sight-seeing will be a welcome addition to the activities we offer.”

We can’t wait to have many more outings in our minibus in the months ahead.