More than 90 residents, staff and
friends of the Village in Woodhouse took part in the event held at
Rother Valley Country Park and according to Village Activities
Coordinator Suzie Simons everyone had worked hard to present a
unique decorated brolly for the occasion.
Many of the entrants walked three
miles through the park with their brollies held high - those with
mobility issues took part in wheelchairs or managed a shorter
According to Irene, who has lived at
Brunswick Gardens with her husband Andrew for close on two years,
her brolly was decorated with artificial flowers and fruit. "I'd
been planning it for some time but it didn't take me too long to
put it together," she says. Runners up were residents Carol
Pantin and Betty Howarth.
As well as enjoying the parasol
parade, the entrants and other visitors including residents and
staff from ExtraCare's Seagrave Court scheme in Nottingham, who
held their own competition, were also entertained in a marquee by
an African drum band.
Residents from all the ExtraCare's 11
villages and 18 smaller schemes across the Midlands and the North
West are taking part in parasol parades. The events are among the
many activities the Charity holds annually to provide an active and
sociable environment for it residents.
Media: For more information please
contact: Richard Tower at ExtraCare on 0772 055