2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour comes to Doutta Galla’s Grantham Green Home in St Albans
Grantham Green Aged Care Home hosts the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.
The 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour journeyed to Doutta Galla’s Grantham Green Aged Care Home in St Albans on 21 October 2022. It was presented and staged in front of Grantham Green residents, their families, staff and students of the local schools to view and be part of the up and coming 2022 Melbourne Cup excitement.
Grantham Green residents and their families along with community members, local primary school Holy Eucharist School St Albans and Caroline Chisholm Catholic College attended the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour and enjoyed the festivities at Doutta Galla Grantham Green Aged Care Home.
Ms Vanda Iaconese, Doutta Galla CEO said “it was wonderful to be selected by the Victorian Racing Club to be one of the hosts of the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour at our Grantham Green Home in St Albans. This is a welcomed positive event and a great way to bring the community together in the western suburbs.
We were thankful to the students of the local pre-school and primary schools and the students from Caroline Chisholm Catholic College who joyfully entertained us with their Music.
The Grantham Green residents and their families had been preparing and planning the design and style of outfits for several weeks to dress up for the occasion and participate in the Fashion of the Field.
One of our residents ‘Barbara’ shared her memories of Phar Lap and of other famous horses that won. Whilst another one of our residents ‘Shirley’ excitedly talked about the trends and fashions of her day and in particular when the mini skirt was first worn at the races back in 1965. This is when the supermodel of the time, Jean Shrimpton donned a mini-dress and shockingly did not wear stockings or gloves or a hat.