Care Home Proves You’re Never Too Old To Paintball!

Care-Home-PaintballResidents enjoy getting messy by shooting paint pellets for first time 

Residents at a Stockton-on-Tees care home proved that you’re never too old to try something new… when they embraced the experience of paintballing on Saturday.

Staff at Mandale House, in Thornaby, introduced the arty activity, which was a first for all of those who took part, during an end of summer barbeque attended by residents, staff, family and friends and members of the local community.

Along with the paintballing installment, provided byRichard and Tommy Cross, that gave residents to chance to shoot colourful paint pellets at targets rather than each other, there was a whole host of entertainment on offer including stalls, stands, food, refreshments, prizes and even a visit from a fire engine.

The event raised £136 for the Residents fund, which goes towards days out and activities for those residing at Mandale House.

Barbara Dewison, Activities Co-ordinator at Mandale House, said: “This was a really unusual and interesting event for everyone who participated – none of the residents had ever tried paintballing before but they all really enjoyed getting involved and having a go at something new.

“We love to provide the residents with a variety of different experiences here at Mandale and are always delighted to invite friends, family and members of the community to come along and join in the fun.”