Every year within the beautiful grounds of The Beeches Care Home in East Harling (Norfolk) our residents and staff celebrate Summer with their Fete Day, which invites our residents family and some of our favourite entertainers to the home to help us raise money for a good cause.
Throughout the last 18 months our regular events have had to adapt and change, with last years restrictions meaning we were unable to invite our residents loved ones. It was a true pleasure to see our residents and their family and friends reunited for a very special occasion.
The event featured an amazing photo booth with props, dressing-up attire and inflatable palm trees to really give off that tropical Summer holiday atmosphere. Our amazing kitchen team cooked up some amazing BBQ classics for our residents and their loved ones, and also made a variety of drinks which were on offer throughout the day.
An amazing part of this event was our paperchain appeal - organised by Activities Coordinator Marie Browne. This initiative was all about showing our residents their connection to their local community, with each of our residents creating a section of paperchain each of which was then attached together.
Through the local media and digital strategies we appealed to the community throughout East Harling and the wider area to create their own paper chains and send them to the home, so we could show the distance our connections would cover.
We were amazed by the response and created a paperchain long enough to stretch around the home's large garden, truly demonstrating what an integral part of the local community our residents really are.
There were lots of outdoor games for our residents and their loved ones to enjoy, as well as raffles and tombolas giving our residents a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Through these methods the home successfully raised £130 for our local NHS Heroes, and fellow keyworkers.
This event was a huge success and we were over the moon to see the happiness it brought to residents and staff alike.
We wanted to share our sincerest thanks with the team at The Beeches who really went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable day for our residents and their loved ones, we are so proud of each and every one of you. Keep up the great work!