Care Home Residents Attempt Leprechaun Throwing For Sport Relief

Residents and staff at a Ferndown care home kicked-off their Sport Relief activities by inventing their very own St Patrick’s Day-themed sport.

Colten Care’s Amberwood House challenged people to take part in leprechaun tossing.

The aim of the game was to launch the leprechaun as close as possible to a pot of gold coins – and resident Judith Brown was one of the first to have a go.

Zahra Manovi, a member of the Amberwood House companionship team said: “We always support Sport Relief and as it coincided with another one of other favourite occasions, St Patrick’s Day, we thought we would combine the two and have some fun.”

Zahra continued: “The leprechaun throwing went down very well and became quite competitive, as the person who got the leprechaun closest to the pot stood to win the whole crock of chocolate gold coins.”

Sport Relief is a biennial, national campaign which encourages people to get active to raise money for worthy projects across the UK and around the world.

This year Sport Relief took place from March 17-23 and many Colten Care homes organised a range of activities to raise money, including Canford Chase in Poole which held a sponsored static cycle ride involving residents and staff on March 23.

Linden House in Lymington staged a sponsored, mini Olympics for staff.

While Brook View in West Moors held a Question of Sport quiz and staff wore sports-themed fancy dress.

 

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