Shire Fun Day brings out the silver screen!


SHIRE Fun DaySanctuary Supported Living (SSL) clients with physical and learning disabilities have been piling on the star power for the seventh annual SHIRE Fun Day.

The event, which stands for Sanctuary Helping Involve Residents Equally, saw clients and their support workers from SSL care homes in four different towns dress as their favourite film and TV characters and take part in a range of sporting events.

Held at the Forest Community Centre in Bordon, Hampshire, the event was attended by residents from Sanctuary homes in Cheltenham, Petersfield, New Milton and Lee-on-Solent.

After introducing a presentation on their chosen film or TV programme, residents went on to take part in a general knowledge quiz and compete in a range of exciting games including ten pin bowling, football target practice and an egg and spoon race.

Each home was judged on the sporting prowess of its residents and staff, and the effort that they put into their research and costumes.

Lee-on-Solent residents took home the trophy for first place in the event, while Tilmore Gardens resident Stuart Woolener was presented with the Tony Harris Award for being the most enthusiastic participant on the day.

Lee-on-Solent local service manager Lesley Senior, who organised the event, said: “It was fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves and there were some really well thought-out costumes and displays on show.

“Everyone who took part deserves to be congratulated for their enthusiasm, not to mention the care and creativity they put into their presentations.”

Sara Keetley, SSL head of service for the south west, added: “This was a great opportunity to get to know more about the residents and staff from these homes.

“As we discussed during the awards presentation – it’s not the winning that’s important, but the taking part and enjoying yourself. That’s why it was great to see everyone having a good time on the day.”


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