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Cool Fun as Newstone House Residents Get their Skates On

Residents from Newstone House care home had fun on the ice thanks to an invite from the organisers of a community skating rink in Sturminster Newton.

Joan Drake, Winnie Marriott and Roni Cattell enjoyed a half-hour private session on the opening weekend of the Christmas season in the Dorset market town.

They were guests of community co-ordinator Jacqui Wragg and joined by Newstone House Companionship Team members Karlene Horswill and Sam Hurst, Care Co-ordinator Lucy England and Kitchen Assistant Maggie Crosbie.

Karlene said: “A lot of planning was involved to ensure our residents could have this lovely experience. The rink is often fully booked so we were very appreciative to be offered the session.”

There was even some live musical accompaniment featuring songs from the film Frozen sung by ‘Elsa’, aka Kylie Large.

Afterwards, Joan said: “I have never skated before in my life. This was so much fun.”

And Winnie added: “I haven’t smiled like that for such a long time. It was so enjoyable, thank you everyone.”