Staff and residents at Waterfield House were excited to host their first annual Hadleigh Harvest Festival at the home, on Thursday 28th of October.
The event was a wonderful celebration of harvest and Halloween, in a way that brought the community together. Residents, staff, their families and friends, and members of the area were all warmly welcomed to enjoy the day’s celebrations. The event was a huge success, with several games to play, including pumpkin putting, competitions such as dress the mummy competition, a teddy tombola and brilliant live music. The festival was also host to an impressive number of stallholders, many of which were small businesses within the local community. Residents had so much fun browsing the lovely stalls, which had some wonderful things on offer. There really was something for everyone, of all ages, to enjoy and get involved in.
Amanda Thackery, Home Manager at Waterfield House, commented:
“It was lovely to see residents, relatives and staff truly being part of the community again after a couple of challenging years. We are finding new ways to live and work together in a very different way and all of us at Waterfield House are very much looking forward to the future together with our wonderful community.”
Wellbeing Lead, Vicki commented:
“It was a huge blessing to be able to invite families, along with the local community to our first annual Harvest festival. I am proud to be part of a great team that worked so hard to make this day so special. The weather was glorious, and we were able to support local businesses. Laughter filled the air and fun was had by all.”
Waterfield House are committed to being an active member of the community and look forward to strengthening relationships with those in the local area now, and well into the future.