Recently at Hermitage House Care Home in Thrapston staff and residents organised their very first Summer Fete. It saw the community of Thrapston join forces with the care home to show off local homemade talent with stalls, live entertainment and a delicious BBQ for everyone to enjoy. A true family fun day.
‘Considering it rained I think it was a successful afternoon! We had around 150 people attend our event. We had guests such as residents’ families, U3A members & WI members. It was nice to see so many familiar faces like those that have attended our other events like the bi-weekly coffee mornings. It helps make us feel a part of Thrapston.’ Commented Home Manager Clare Hedge.
‘We had 13 wonderful local stalls with Facepainting, personalised gifts, The body shop, Avon, Wedding gifts, & homemade coasters. We were also supported by The Fane clinic which provides foot care for our residents and Thrapston fire service came too. The well-being team organised stalls too which were a tombola, guess the name of the teddy and guess how many sweets in the jar. All these stalls went down a treat with local visitors. It was great to see so many smiley and happy faces’. Commented Wellbeing Coordinator Freya.
‘Overall, we found the face painting stall to be the most popular amongst the young children of Thrapston. The local wedding gift stall also seemed highly sort after alongside the personalised gift items on individual stalls’ Commented Wellbeing Coordinator Trudy.
‘We had lots of wonderful feedback after the Summer Fete from guests, one commented ‘We enjoyed the fete on Saturday and even the rain didn’t dampen our spirits’ and ‘Thank you to everyone who organised this Summer Fete and I’d like to say how welcoming everyone was. The home is beautiful, and I look forward to seeing it again’.
‘All our residents thoroughly enjoyed their first Summer Fete at their home. Gerry loved dancing to guest singer Ryan’s songs along with Tricia. Our new resident Bob surprised us the most when he sang a couple of songs. He used to be a singer back in the day, so Bob’s family were pleased to hear him sing again as he hadn’t sung in 2 years. It was a beautiful moment to witness’ Commented Home Manager Clare Hedge.