Nurs­ing home fun day fundraiser

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GLAN Rhos Nurs­ing Home, Bryn­sien­cyn, An­gle­sey, opened its doors to in­vite fam­i­lies, friends and neigh­bours to a Fam­ily Fun Day last Satur­day.

Ap­prox­i­mately 200 vis­i­tors en­joyed stalls, singing, face paint­ing and arts and crafts with the 54 res­i­dents and 65 staff.

Sarah Thomas, a Care As­sis­tant at Glan Rhos had de­cided to ‘Brave the Shave’ for the Macmil­lan Char­ity. Sarah said she felt “ev­ery­one’s lives are af­fected by cancer” and was in­spired by the Macmil­lan ad­verts to “do some­thing wacky to raise money for such a worth­while cause.”

Res­i­dents, staff, fam­i­lies and friends cheered Sarah on.

The event was also held to raise money for Glan Rhos Res­i­dents Fund, for or­gan­is­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, en­ter­tain­ments, out­ings and treats for res­i­dents. Eleanor Thomas, a res­i­dent, said: “It has been a good day for ev­ery­body as we have all en­joyed our­selves,” and Ann Row­lands added: “It has been very good to get the young­sters and the el­derly mix­ing to­gether and an ex­cep­tion­ally good cause.”

He­len Om­bler-Wil­liams, one of the di­rec­tors of Glan Rhos, said it was “lovely to see so many faces and peo­ple sup­port­ing the event”. He­len made a huge ar­ray of cakes to sell to help raise money for the fund, and there was a raf­fle of fan­tas­tic prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses, friends and fam­i­lies of Glan Rhos.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Richard Hughes dis­played and sold a se­lec­tion of his beau­ti­ful lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phy and recorded the day, Hufen y Gogledd ice cream van at­tended and served de­li­cious ice creams and Mickey Mouse was one of the very spe­cial at­ten­dees. Newly-ap­pointed Ac­tiv­ity Co­or­di­na­tor Wendy Rogers made painted bunt­ing with res­i­dents and said: “The turnout has been fan­tas­tic, ev­ery­one has come along to sup­port Glan Rhos and Sarah ‘Brav­ing the Shave’ to­day and we have had a lot of fun to­gether. It has been so en­joy­able to be a part of this and it does feel as if I have joined a huge fam­ily.”

Singer Sioned Roberts, a reg­u­lar vis­i­tor and favourite amongst the res­i­dents en­ter­tained with songs old and new in Welsh and English, on­look­ers joined in with singing and danc­ing. Glan Rhos Nurs­ing Home and its staff and res­i­dents thanked ev­ery­one who went along and made it a day to re­mem­ber.

■ Sarah Thomas, a care as­sis­tant at Glan Rhos Nurs­ing Home, who de­cided to ‘Brave the Shave’ for Macmil­lan. In­set, bunt­ing at Glan Rhos

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