A fun-tastic Summer Fayre at Dorset House

8th August 2017

Care South’s Dorset House care home in Hamworthy, Poole, welcomed over 150 people to its annual Summer Fayre at the weekend.

The Fayre, which was organised by staff and residents at the home in partnership with young people from the Turlin Moor Youth Centre, raised an incredible £710 for the home’s residents’ amenity fund.

The Mayor of Poole, Councillor Lindsay Wilson, was on hand to officially open the Fayre, and was joined by a fellow Councillor, Mark Farrell, whose mother was formerly a resident at Dorset House. With something for everyone to enjoy, the Fayre featured a barn dance theme, with many staff, residents and visitors getting into the spirit and dressing up in country-style costumes.

A particular hit was the Dog Show, which saw Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, crowned the overall winner. The Fayre also included an appearance from the Dolphin Marching Band.

Paul Beasley, Home Manager at Care South’s Dorset House, said: “In spite of the rain showers, the Dorset House Summer Fayre was a resounding success. We are extremely grateful to the young people from Turlin Moor Youth Centre for their hard work in partnership with our residents, to create such a special event for the local community.

“This was the first Summer Fayre for a number of years at Dorset House, and its success is testament to the commitment and efforts of our staff, residents and the volunteers from Turlin Moor Youth Centre. The event has been a wonderful way to bring our community, both young and old, together. The monies raised will be used put on a wide variety of fun activities, trips and events for residents”