Summer fair at care home

Aldershot News & Mail - - NEWS -

MEM­BERS of Farn­bor­ough’s Royal Bri­tish Le­gion joined re­tire­ment home res­i­dents for a summer fair to mark the cen­te­nary of the start of the First World War.

St Cle­ment’s Court re­tire­ment home, in Meadow Road, held a summer fair for res­i­dents, fam­i­lies and friends on Tues­day.

The event fea­tured fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing hook-a- duck, guess how many sweet­ies are in the jar, mini-golf and a bar­be­cue.

Res­i­dent Lor­raine Wil­son, 63, helped or­gan­ise the fair with staff.

She said: “It has been a lot of fun pre­par­ing for the summer fair and we’ve had lots of peo­ple help­ing us as well as be­ing in­un­dated with tombola prizes. There are al­ways lots of in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties here. Over the next few months, we have a monthly fish and chip sup­per, a coach trip to the sea­side and ex­er­cise and entertainment after­noons, in­clud­ing ‘knit–and­nag’. It was lovely to see fam­ily and friends sup­port­the fair and for them to look around St Cle­ment’s Court to see for them­selves how nice it is to live here.”

The le­gion ran a stall at the fair which fea­tured a video on the his­tory of the le­gion, from the Great War to to­day, as part of St Cle­ment’s Court’s con­tri­bu­tion to ac­knowl­edg­ing the 100-year an­niver­sary of the start of the war.

Rob Pod­more, scheme man­ager for the re­tire­ment home, said all the res­i­dents and guests en­joyed the day and the event was a great suc­cess.

RBL Farn­bor­ough branch Corps of Drums mem­bers W02 King, S.Sgt Pam King, Lou Pozzo and Ma­jor Kevin Tomp­kins.

Ro­mayne Freer, with St Cle­ment’s Court staff mem­bers Stephanie Day and Rob Pod­more.

PIC­TURES: ALISTAIR WIL­SON AN144603

St Cle­ment’s Court res­i­dents Stan Sim, Kathy White, An­gela Fran­cis and Ro­mayne Freer en­joy the summer fair.

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