Arranmore Park Care Home opened its doors to a quintessential British summer fun on Sunday as over 120 visitors flocked to the home to sample homemade cakes and crafts, and hear the music of well-known musicians – the Wigan Ukulele band.
The residential home knitting group, knitting natters, worked hard to make the event a success and knitted dog blankets, teddy bears, baby clothes, and scarves to sell on their craft stall. The stall sold out within hours leaving the knitting group taking orders.
Beverly Peters, home manager says: “We couldn’t believe the success of our crafts, our ladies enjoy knitting so much and were overjoyed by the response; our knitting natters group on a Monday will be extra busy now as we fulfil the orders received!”
In addition to the knitting stall success, 250 cakes in all variations were baked, decorated and sold – all made by the care staff, residents’ families and friends.
Beverly continues: “The event was a huge success, it was a lively social event that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. We raised £500 which from the sale of our homemade goods and that’s been earmarked for the residents’ fund and the Alzheimer’s’ Society.”
Arranmore Park care home is a 35 bed residential home for ladies and gentlemen offering 24 hour care services including respite and holiday care.