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Care Home Hosts Christmas Fair and Raises More than £950 Along with Visit from Santa and Pony

A Stockton care home held a Christmas fair and raised more than £950 and even had a visit from Santa.

MHA Reuben Manor organised the fair to help raise funds for the amenities fund, which is set up for activities and trips for residents.

The home provides residential and residential dementia care for 83 residents.

A grotto was set up which included a meet and greet with Santa, who was accompanied by a pony, which was well received by residents.

There was plenty of fun and games throughout the day including a raffle, tombola, and a name the bear competition.

Guests included family members of residents along with staff and their family members.

Carrie-Anne Broadley, one of the activity coordinators said:
“The Christmas fair was a huge success, and it was a great team effort.

“However, a lot of the credit needs to go to Beverley, our other activity coordinator as well as Mark, who was Santa for the day and also Maria, our chaplain.

“Other staff members really pitched in, some made cakes for us to sell, and others took part in the fundraisers to help increase the amount.

“It was a very busy day, we had around 100 people including residents, so it was very successful.

“The residents had a great time, they are still talking about it and really enjoyed the ponies visit.

“The funds raised will support our amenities fund, we are hoping to use some of it to purchase a tiny tablet and some for other activities.

“We are still waiting to see what the final figure was, but we know we have more than £950, which is a great achievement.

“I want to thank everyone who came and turned the fair into a success, from the staff to family and friends and also our lovely residents.”


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