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Ashcombes Summer Fete Brings The Local Community Together

Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at Ashcombe House on Worting road, Basingstoke to enjoy the end of summer showdown Fete that was held in the home’s grounds on Sunday 10th September.

After what was one of the hottest weeks of the year everything was set up in the homes grounds before the heavens opened and the rain came down in bucketful’s !! residents were amused to see staff running around to bring everything indoors.

Ashcombe hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, including a BBQ, knitted crafts stall, Bric a Brac, Tombola, and guest singer Tony Allgood who never fails to get the crowd going with some sing a long favourites. A grand prize raffle with donations from families and local businesses was drawn by volunteer of the home Lola Johnson aged 13 .Resident Josie Horton was over the moon to win the star prize of a huge Husky teddy.

Staff at Ashcombe made everyone feel welcome and were delighted to see different generations having fun together. Families past and present, friends and It was lovely to see our neighbours from Westdeane Court retirement housing. Visitors enjoyed plenty of refreshments, BBQ Chicken, burgers and sausages, potato salads all homemade and prepared by the Homes Chef Symon and his catering team, who were hard at work making sure that a great time was had by all – it really was a team effort!

Louise Lambert, General Manager at the home, said: “We won’t let the weather spoil any fun for our residents. Staff at Ashcombe are dedicated to making sure that the home is a hub of the local community, and this event, along with all their hard work, has definitely paid off. It was a resounding success!”