Hull care home hosts miniature funfair


Hull care home residents enjoyed all the fun of the fair with their own show,  rivalling the city’s annual event.


Cottingham’s Overton House, a Hica Group home, hosted the event last week for residents unable to attend the annual Hull event, due to health and accessibility restrictions.


Staff from the specialist dementia home, organised a jam-packed day filled with classic games and fabulous food such as: hook a duck, a coconut shy, ring toss and of course candyfloss.


Earlier this month, in preparation for the home’s funfair, volunteers from Hull Community Theatre visited Overton House.


Volunteers helped residents reflect on their fondest memories through discussion and re-enactments of their favourite funfair scenes.


Margaret Walker, the home’s manager said: “Residents thoroughly enjoyed the show Hull Community Theatre put on. It really got them in the mood for their upcoming funfair day.


“Many of our residents have fond memories of Hull Fair and are disappointed that they can no longer attend. I’m proud of our staff for organising such an inclusive event and I look forward to the day.”


Overton House often host fun filled, inclusive events and resident’s favourites include: Mad Hatters tea parties, Strictly Ballroom afternoons and baking competitions.


Penni Brown, chief executive said: “Overton House host some fantastic events. I am really proud of the staff for coming up with such an interactive event that fits in with what the local community are doing.


“I’m grateful that volunteers from the local theatre came by to help residents relive their fondest memories. They enjoyed this session and we plan to work with the theatre again.”


Overton House has invited another local specialist dementia Hica Group home, The Hollies to their event, which will take place this Friday 12.


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