Family fun day organised by two Winchester care homes raises more than £800 for charity


A family fun day organised by two Winchester care homes attracted hundreds of visitors and raised more than £800 for charity.


Abbotts Barton and St Catherines View, care homes run by Colten Care, came up with the idea of holding the event as a means of engaging with local families.


The festival was held on the green in Dyson Drive, adjacent to the Abbotts Barton home and many residents enjoyed getting involved with the festivities.


Abbotts Barton resident June Bell, who is pictured with the Mayor of Winchester, Councillor Eleanor Bell, said: “It was a wonderful day and I spent quite a few hours just soaking up the atmosphere.”


Musical entertainment was provided by Cosmic Sparkles and Phoebe Venturi. There was a range of stalls selling cakes, crafts and plants as well as face painting for youngsters.


More than 200 visitors enjoyed a barbeque, raffle and tombola.


“One visitor told me it was lovely to see the green being used for such a worthwhile cause and they emphasised how much their children enjoyed the festival,” said Abbotts Barton Manager, Dee Lovewell.


“It was an amazing day and we were delighted to raise more than £800  for the Winchester Hospice.”


Abbotts Barton offers a real sense of community alongside first-class residential and nursing care, close to the historic city of Winchester.

The home is part of Colten Care, an independent and family-run company determined to set the highest standards in all aspects of care for the elderly.




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