Wet day out for care home boss


Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - NEWS -

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.

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