Apartment tenants, household residents and Experience Day customers from Belong Wigan, in Platt Bridge, celebrated a summer of sport with their families and members of staff in an internationally themed barbecue at the community care village.
Inspired by the Commonwealth Games and the fun had in the village watching the World Cup, everybody at Belong dressed in costumes inspired by national dress from countries around the world. Residents enjoyed glorious sunshine in the garden as they decorated their pagoda with national flags, ate burgers and danced to music by local singer Jodie Kate.
Experience Coordinator, Marie Calderbank, said: “Everybody living in Belong Wigan likes a party, and sport is something that we can all come together to enjoy regardless of age. As one lady from the village pointed out, some of our customers are old enough to remember the first Commonwealth Games, though I’m not sure anybody here expected to still be watching England compete 84 years later.”