The residents and staff at New Oscott Village held a Fun Day to raise money for their community.
Around 60 residents and staff took part in the activities throughout the day raising over £750 which will be used to help fund the village’s gym and bar facilities.
Tombola, raffles and a Name the Teddy competition were all part of the fun activities organised to help raise money, as well as stalls where residents could play popular carnival games like Hook a Duck and Ball in the Bucket.
The residents weren’t the only ones having fun in the name of charity; the staff dressed in costumes for the day and their Locksmith, Angela Titley, baked a cake which people had to guess the weight of in order to win.
Stuart Hancock, the Village Activities Facilitator for New Oscott said ‘Fun was had by all. The highlight was when our Manager, Michelle McCann, and our Care Manager, Debbie Owen, were locked in the stocks and had wet sponges thrown at them.’
The village is already organising another fun day which will be held next year and their local fire brigade has offered to visit to allow children (and adults of course!) to try sitting in a fire engine.
Photo Caption: The staff at New Oscott got into the Fun Day spirit. (L-R Debbie Owen, Angela Titley, Maxine Friel)
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