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