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A Craft Challenge in Stoke-on-Trent

17th January, 2012

Residents at Camoys Court and St Dominic's Court in Stoke-on-Trent have joined forces to compete in a craft challenge.

Residents from the two schemes enjoyed the crafts.

The two retirement schemes took part in the Elderflower Challenge craft event, which is an old ExtraCare tradition. The challenge set this time was to decorate a table mat using scraps of paper, card, ribbon and any other materials that residents had lying around.

Camoys Court in Cobridge hosted the event, and even provided tea and homemade cakes for their visitors after the crafting was finished. The best table mat received a prize, and the two groups finished their day with a quiz.

Eight residents from each scheme took part, along with four volunteers and three members of staff.

St Dominic's Court Activities Co-ordinator Eileen Hargreaves said that her residents always enjoy meeting up with their neighbours from Camoys Court.

"We do try to join up together on as many events as possible," she said. "It was fun to join in sharing an old event which used to be a favourite in ExtraCare."

ExtraCare's Stoke-on-Trent retirement village, Berryhill Village, also often joins in with events involving St Dominic's and Camoys Court. The three ExtraCare properties are planning to host an Olympic Fun Day at Berryhill Village next month, where all three will compete against each other in various games.

Picture: Residents from the two schemes enjoyed the crafts.

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For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk

For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk