Summer fayre raises over £1,000 for social fund!
A DAY of fun and laughter including a visit by the mascot of Coventry’s Blaze ice hockey team and a bake-off between residents saw The Willows care home raise over £1,000 for its social fund.
The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Lindsley Harvard, was also a special guest and spent time chatting to residents at the Westminster Road home’s fayre, which put on a host of entertainment for the local community.
The bake-off was one of the highlights of the day, with residents Marie Kelly, Doris Jones and Margaret Smith, supported by staff member Faye Gibson, creating the winning cake.
Manager Bev Jones said: “The bake-off was brilliant, while both children and adults alike loved meeting the Blaze mascot. The day also raised over £1,000 for the residents’ social fund, which is there to boost funds for activities, entertainment and trips. Residents get great pleasure in raising money themselves and deciding what they would like to do with it as a way of maintaining their independence.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated prizes for our and raffle, which included a free round of golf at Kenilworth Golf Club, a £25 gift voucher for the CoOp, two free tickets to a home game at Coventry City Football Club and CDs from Free Radio.”
As well as a theatrical performance, tombola and stalls selling everything from bric-a- brac to homemade fudge, cakes and quiches, there was also a children’s corner, with a bouncy castle, candyfloss machine, face painting and hook-a- duck.
For more information, please call the home on 02476 220161.