Residents of a Gloucester care home can look forward to a series of outings and activities thanks to funds raised with a summer fete.
Families and friends joined in with the fun at The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley where local traders were invited to showcase and sell their products.
The day, which was attended by over 250 people, raised £1,000 with the proceeds going to the home’s Residents’ Fund so they can go on days out, put on activities and build a calendar of community events.
The Stroud Road care home’s summer fete included music from the Children’s Choir from religious organisation Gloucester Filipino Couples for Christ as part of their ongoing work with the home, its families and the community.
Retailers from in and around Tuffley donated prizes for the annual event while local entrepreneurs showcased their clothing, crafts, jewellery and health products.
Gener Tayhopon, care manager at The Knoll Care Home, said: “Our summer fete has become a firm date in the annual calendar. It was another great day and our activities co-ordinator Sarah Dunn played a significant role in its success.
“Aside from our superb team here at The Knoll, I want to thank everyone for making it such a special day. The residents were closely involved in the planning and organisation, choosing the activities, food and drinks to serve. It all came together perfectly and I really am overwhelmed with the support received from our staff and the local community.
“The Residents’ Fund is an essential part of life at The Knoll. While everyone benefits from excellent care, it’s also vital to have stimulating, engaging and fun things to do – all of which contributes to a better quality of life.
The Knoll, which is part of the privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Group, is set within 15 acres of grounds with views over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.
It is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation for 34 older people needing personal care.