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Trowbridge care home residents enjoy a day of fancy dress fun
12:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Latest News
Residents of a home for people with physical disabilities in Trowbridge took third place at a musical-themed activity day attended by other homes from across the south of England.
Sanctuary Supported Living’s Shaftesbury Court joined five of its SSL counterparts for the fifth annual SHIRE Fun Day – a day of fancy dress and fun and games in Bordon, Hampshire.
The Sanctuary Helping Involve Residents Equally Fun Day was held at the town’s Prince Philip Barracks and featured a fancy dress parade with care home residents dressing up in costumes from their favourite musicals.
Shaftesbury Court opted for Phantom of the Opera, while others included Carousel, Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and Shrek.
Other activities included a games, a raffle and a quiz on each home’s knowledge of musical productions.
Shaftesbury Court manager Samantha McCrindle said: “The SHIRE Games are now becoming something of a tradition for our residents and the musical theme for this year’s event was a nice twist that they all enjoyed.”
Previous SHIRE Fun Days had carried a sporting theme, modelled after the Olympic Games, but with the national event now over, organisers decided to keep the sporting element while adding a musical twist.
Among the sporting activities on offer were basketball, skittles, javelin and a fast-paced egg and spoon relay. Judges marked each home on their performance in the musical parade and their musical knowledge, with marks also allocated for the sporting activities.
Organiser and area service manager Pat Ranson said: “By introducing the theme of musicals we’ve been able to see just how creative our residents can get.
“It was a thrill to see all the costumes on display and, as ever, it was great fun to see residents enjoying themselves in the sporting events.”
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