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3 August 2023
On 29th July, Hunters Creek held their annual Summer Fair for residents and their friends and family.
This was the first Summer Fayre since Covid.
The afternoon was extremely well attended, thanks in part to the positive and enthusiastic attitude of team members when informing residents and their families about it and everyone on the day enjoyed a whole host of fun activities including, A craft stall filled with beautiful handmade crafts made by Gina our administrator, a superb raffle which attracted the most attention of all the events (the prizes were donated by the team and resident’s families and included things like, bottles of champagne, handmade soft toys, chocolates, beers, wines, toiletries).
There was a very popular tombola with plenty of items to keep the little ones happy, Guess How Many Sweets game, Guess The Name of the Doll (which was kindly donated by Gina from her handmade stall), Water and Wine game, plants for the plant stall donated by Nigel our Maintenance man, outdoor garden games, handmade crafts donated by Liz (Activities Co-ordinator) and Sue Gillespie (Nurse), the most delicious sweet chilli jams donated by Wendy (Housekeeping). The most beautiful home baked cakes, cookies and shortbreads were donated by Gemma (Senior Carer) and her mother and daughter. More cakes were donated by Annette (one of our receptionists) and Neil, her husband, who also volunteered to help on the refreshment stall.
We had a visit from Donna’s Animal rescue Centre, who brought a selection of their animals including snakes, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and proved to be a big favourite with everyone. Local vocalist Travis Graham provided an hour-long medley of songs from the past and present which he sang to a packed audience out in our lovely garden.
One of the most anticipated events – Drench the Bench – involved Edgar our lovely residential care manager, volunteering to sit on a garden bench whilst people threw wet sponges at him – Great fun, laugh out loud comedy and everyone appreciated Edgars great sense of fun.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped on their day off, we managed to raise £400 for our resident’s fund. We couldn’t have done it without all the help from our lovely team and volunteers.