TV star Sherrie Hewson visits Sevenoaks to officially open Rivermere Care Home
A TOUCH of TV glamour came to Sevenoaks on Saturday in the form of Sherrie Hewson, who many people will recognise from a whole host of popular shows including Coronation Street, Crossroads, Loose Women, and more recently Benidorm
The actor had been invited to officially relaunch Rivermere, the care home in Westerham Road, Chipstead which is part of the Avery Group.
The ceremony was introduced by General Manager David Stallard who welcomed Sherrie and other guests including Sevenoaks Town Mayor Roderick Hogarth and his wife Mary.
Sherrie congratulated the staff on the fantastic work they do for residents and then joked: “My mother was a model and always told me to wear high heels to make my figure look better. But I couldn’t today because I’ve got a bad foot!”
She was then invited by David Stallard to unveil the plaque commemorating the relaunch which resulted in another comedy moment that could have been straight out of Benidorm. Sherrie struggled to open the curtains covering the plaque, but Mr Stallard came to her rescue to much laughter and applause from the audience.
Sherrie met and chatted with many of the residents and staff throughout the event which included a champagne reception and entertainment from a pianist and the Swing Time Sweethearts who sang popular songs from the war years.