Tenants and staff from NorseCare’s St Augustine’s housing with care scheme in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, dressed up for a sponsored wheelchair push to raise nearly £1,000 for their amenities fund.
Tenants and staff wore a variety of costumes to raise funds for tenants to enjoy trips, activities and entertainment at the housing with care scheme. Badges, balloons and lots of colours were on show as they walked, pushed and Morris-danced through the streets of Gorleston, stopping at various establishments along the way – including the Short Blue public house, where the landlord’s father is a tenant at St. Augustines and was one of the Morris Dancers.
They then took a route down both sides of the main High Street, providing consternation in the cafeteria of the local Morrison’s store. Finally, after lunch at the Dock Tavern, the procession stopped at Gorleston Sea Front, where further fun and hilarity took place and ice creams were consumed.
Mandy Mills, NorseCare’s Manager at St Augustine’s said: “A real fun day was had by all with lots of singing, dancing and laughter. It was only made possible because our staff gave up their own time and we really would like to thank our relatives, the general public and of course the tenants who really got into the spirit of the event. We’re still collecting and counting the money, but it looks like we’ve raised around £1,000 which will go straight into the Amenties Fund for our tenants.”