Care Home’s Hawaiian Fete Helps Children with Special Needs

A Hampshire care home hosted a Hawaiian-themed summer fete to benefit a New Forest children’s charity.

Residents, families and staff at Colten Care’s Outstanding rated Kingfishers in New Milton, wore leis and enjoyed an afternoon of island-inspired raffles, a tombola and games, including guessing the number of sweets in a jar.

The event raised £408 for the home’s chosen charity Scarf (Supporting Children with Additional Needs, Relatives and Friends).

Scarf is a parent-led charity based in the New Forest which organises regular term-time and holiday activities for children and young people (up to 25 years) with special needs and their families.

The children have a broad range of additional needs including autistic spectrum conditions, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and learning difficulties.

Companionship Team Leader Rose Arcellana said: “Everyone here at Kingfishers is proud to be a sponsor of the Scarf charity and as we love to hold events and get together and have fun, the Fete presented an ideal fundraising opportunity.”

Resident Audrey Stokes said:
“I thought it was a tremendous effort from the staff and a really jolly happy atmosphere which was enjoyed by myself and my friend. Well done!”

Terry Brown agreed:
“I would like to congratulate the staff especially Companionship Team Leader Rose and her team for all their hard work to make this event a huge success which everyone enjoyed.”

 

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