On the 7th of November St Barnabas tenants held a celebratory Diwali lunch in the communal lounge to mark the Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ and the beginning of their New Year.
Tenant Beatrice (pictured below in brown sari) said, ‘I’m not very steady on my feet so don’t get out much, but I made a special effort to join in the Diwali festivities. We had a very good time at the party, we
enjoyed the food and the company. Susan our manager, was so helpful with organising the function and pouring the wine!’
Susan Robinson, St Barnabas Scheme Manager explained, ‘Our Diwali party is always one of the highlights of our annual calendar, just like our Christmas party is. Everyone made an effort to dress up. We’re grateful to our tenants especially Lila, who made and bought so much of the food. We had savouries like samosas and sweets such as jalebis –it was a good occasion.’