Thetford care home Alexander Court is celebrating after picking up a prestigious award for its service to the local community. 

The team and residents at the home were delighted to be nominated in the “Long-standing Business” category of the Thetford Business Awards 2020.

Launched in 2019, the Thetford Business Awards celebrate the achievements of local businesses and their commitment to supporting the local economy. The 2020 awards sought to reflect on a difficult year for businesses in the local area. Following the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers were keen to acknowledge the challenges many have had to overcome.

The nominees were put to a local public vote, with the winners announced at the awards gala. Moved from their original date due to Covid-19 restrictions, the delayed ceremony took on a virtual form. The event streamed live on Monday 17th May 2021 and was hosted by magician and entertainer Paul Martin.

Some of the Alexander Court team dressed to impress to attend the awards virtually via a computer at the home. Meanwhile, other members of staff watched the ceremony from the comfort of their own homes.

A Proud Moment

After applauding the other winners of the night, the team were excited to hear that they had won their category!

Amanda Skinner, manager of the Thetford care home said: “We are so proud of all the team here at Alexander Court! To win an award that has been voted for by the local community proves what a dedicated team we have. For the general public to take time out of their busy lives to vote for us gives us a great sense of achievement.

“It’s been a challenging year, but everyone has worked so hard to keep all of the residents safe. Winning this award is the perfect acknowledgement of everyone’s commitment to providing the best care for our residents here at Alexander court.”

Both the residents and staff are looking forward to receiving their crystal trophy which will have pride of place in the home.

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