In fact, according to Village Activities Facilitator Keir
Pedley, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust's village was transformed
into a miniature Blackpool.
"We hired lots of equipment to turn the village into a holiday
camp and most of our residents dressed as though they were on
holiday at the famous seaside resort," says Keir.
Among the many activities was a Punch and Judy show at the end
of the 'pier', loads of candy floss, regular bingo sessions, a
cheese and wine party on the prom, and cut-out figures. On
Tuesday's family fun day, they were entertained by a clown.
The week ended with a colourful seaside presentation based on
the TV show 'Backstage Blackpool'. The entertainers were vocalist
Carol Kay and comedian Laye D'Johns who are both spending the
summer season at the resort.
Also during the week was a knobbly knees competition and this
was won by resident Pearl Spooner. "I was thrilled to win the
competition and I enjoyed all the events I went to. It was a
wonderful week," she says.
Pearl (72) moved into Beacon Park with her husband Harry in
2009. "We love it here and enjoy all the events we attend," she
Picture: Village Activities Facilitator Keir
Pedley with resident Tom Manders relaxing on his deckchair and
dressed specially for the occasion.
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