Sparkling Mr Calvert - a Home Instead Client

Sparkling Mr Calvert - a Home Instead Client
Sparkling Mr Calvert - a Home Instead Client

Intergen Trafford held their Afternoon Tea Party at St Anne’s Church in Sale Moor last Saturday.  It made for a great family event with Alan, the children and myself, Lucy.

What an awesome afternoon and a brilliant tea party it was!  We heard all about the good work that Intergen and all their volunteers (aged 50+) do for Trafford schools.

It was also a lovely surprise to meet Mr Calvert; one of our Home Instead clients, who was very complimentary of our Caregivers and said

“your Caregivers are bright and full of life; Lorraine, Barbara and Riitta cook, clean, iron, and make life very comfortable for us”

In talking further to Mr Calvert, he spoke of an interesting double life! He has lived in Sale since 1953 and used to be a Manager at ICI, as well as a talented musician playing for the BBC and Granada TV, even supporting Barbara Knox (Rita Tanner from Coronation Street) and Irish Singer Ruby Murray.

The entertainment for the afternoon tea party was in part supported by “The Sparkles” and unbeknown to me, Mr Calvert is their pianist and regularly supports the group.  He met up with the “Sparkles” ladies over 20 years ago, initially stepping in to help out occasionally.  However he now regularly supports the group performing 12-15 concerts, with all donations supporting a Cancer trust.

Supporting senior people, is different everyday where magical moments pop up, time and time again it is fascinating getting to know people like Mr Calvert. If you think that our service could help your family or if you are interested in joining Home Instead Altrincham and Sale as a CAREGiver then please contact Lucy on 0161 8701136 or 07841582372 (out of hrs)

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home