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Summer Caribbean Evening at New Oscott Village

8th August, 2011

The residents of New Oscott Village celebrated the summer with a Caribbean evening on Friday night.

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Around 170 of the people living at the Village enjoyed a Caribbean buffet and some traditional dancing and music.

Residents and staff danced the night away as entertainment was provided by a limbo dancer from London, as well as music from a gospel choir and the Tropikal Vizions Steel Band.

Many of the guests chose to wear costumes, ranging from a simple flower garland to Barry Logan's ambitious hat, which was decorated in eggs and chicks to represent Easter Island.

Resident Don Osborne, who was acting as usher for the evening, said that he was having a great time. "It's lovely to see the staff getting involved as well, because they're usually working so hard," he added.

Paul Knight, the Village Activity Facilitator at New Oscott, spent hours decorating the restaurant with a Caribbean feel. "We have sun loungers, sun cream and even palm trees!" he said. "Every day is a sunshine day at New Oscott."

Pictures (clockwise from top):

Staff and residents dancing the night away

Village Activity Facilitator Paul Knight and Village Manager Angie Warrender

Barry Logan, wearing his homemade hat

Resident Ralph Farrier, dancing and playing the tambourine along with the gospel choir

Resident and volunteer Don Osborne

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
07970 951 208
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk