Every year within the grounds of The Beeches in East Harling (Norfolk) residents and staff celebrate Summer with their Fete Day, which invites our residents family and some of our favourite entertainers to the home to help us raise money for a good cause.
Throughout the last 18 months normal regular events have had to adapt and change, with last years restrictions meaning the home was unable to invite residents loved ones.
This year, it was a true pleasure to see residents and their family and friends reunited for a very special occasion.
The event featured an amazing photobooth with props, dressing up attire and inflatable palmtrees to really give off that tropical Summer holiday atmosphere.
The kitchen team cooked up some amazing BBQ classics for residents and loved ones, and also made a variety of drinks which were on offer throughout the day.
An amazing part of this event was our paperchain appeal – organised by Activities Coordinator Marie Browne. This initiative was all about showing residents their connection to their local community, with each of our residents creating a section of paperchain each which was then attached together.
Through the local media and digital strategies the home appealed to the community throughout East Harling and the wider area to create their own paper chains and send them to the home, so staff could show the distance our connections would cover.
During the day there were lots of outdoor games for residents and their loved ones to enjoy, as well as raffles and tombolas giving our residents a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Through these methods the home successfully raised £130 for our local NHS Heroes, and fellow keyworkers.