Summer festival helps brighten the lives of older people

It stayed dry and warm for the residents of Hetton's Elizabeth Fleming Care Home when they held a summer festival. Steel band Pantastic added to the summer atmosphere by providing the music for the afternoon.
It stayed dry and warm for the residents of Hetton's Elizabeth Fleming Care Home when they held a summer festival. Steel band Pantastic added to the summer atmosphere by providing the music for the afternoon.
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CARE home residents will be able to enjoy more fun activities after a summer festival raised hundreds of pounds towards their comfort fund.

Elderly people living in Elizabeth Fleming Care Home, in Hetton, are set to go on trips and get more visits from entertainers after £700 was generated at the event.

Youngsters got the chance to have their faces painted and steel band Pantastic provided musical entertainment at the event.

Rock and roll dancers strutted their stuff, and prizes were dished out as a drawing competition, raffles and a tombola took place.

Gloria Keegan, administrator at Elizabeth Fleming, said: “It’s gone really, really well.

“It’s been sunny and the band have been fantastic too.

“We’ve had something going on all the time.”

The cash will now be spent on making the lives of the 35 residents in the home that little bit better.

“The money means we can now buy some more specialist equipment such as sensory items,” added Ms Keegan.

“It also enable us to take the residents on trips out, which they all really enjoy.”

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