Wet day out for care home boss
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THE manager of Kingsmead House care home in Mytchett has been raising money for charity during its first anniversary celebrations.
Marion Barnes agreed to go in the stocks and raised £ 100 for the Surrey branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – the UK’s oldest national military charity.
Staff served a birthday lunch for residents, family members and guests in the courtyard gardens, and there were also stalls, games, a bake- off won by resident Margaret Remenent, a raffle and live entertainment from local singers.
Mrs Barnes said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who attended our first birthday party. Hopefully we showed our guests that care homes are filled with some truly remarkable characters, and run by special people who really care. Everybody enjoyed throwing wet sponges at me. It was well worth it just to see their smiling faces.”
Taking one for the team: Marion Barnes, manager of Kingsmead House care home, is pelted with wet sponges during a first anniversary party to raise money for the SSAFA.
Resident Margaret Remenent has fun with staff members Mareani Ratubua and Kusum Gurung.
Anne Hawkins and Gladys Hawkins are served lunch by the care home’s deputy manager Nilam Rai Chamlins.