On Saturday 8th September, Care South’s Queensmead care home in Christchurch held its autumn fayre. Splendid September sunshine beamed down on the large crowds, who enjoyed a whole raft of entertainment and activities, helping to raise over £1,300 for the home’s amenity fund.
The one and only ‘first lady of Bournemouth’, Dame Kitty kick-started the entertainment with a medley of wartime favorites, much to the crowd’s delight. Songs included ‘Kiss me goodnight Sergeant-Major’ and ‘We’ll meet again’, with residents and members of the public alike joining in the party spirit and singing along enthusiastically. This was followed by a musical recital of ‘We will rock you’ by the Christchurch Activity for Young People group, who as well as giving a superb performance, also generously offered their time to help out throughout the rest of the day.
A range of exciting activities on offer included a 30ft climbing wall, pony rides for children, bungee runs, an assault course, face painting and a bouncy castle. In addition, there was jousting on inflatable horses and stocks providing visitors with the chance to soak care home staff with buckets and sponges.
Stands from the Dorset Police and Fire Brigade, The Royal British Legion and Guide Dogs went down extremely well, as did the official torch bearer Steve Cliffon who attended to give everyone the chance to hold his torch.
Care South’s Queensmead care home manager, Janine May commented: “This year’s fayre was our best yet, a really superb time was had by everyone who attended. The fayre raised in excess of £1,300 for the home’s amenity fund, which is a fantastic amount! We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped with the organistaion and entertainment, as well as all those who came along to enjoy the day.”