A wonderful sunny day shone on Coombe End Court’s Summer Fete on Wednesday 1st August.

The residents kickstarted the day by sitting down for their fish and chip lunch, provided by a local company who parked up at the front of the home. They were the first to welcome our guests from the community as well as friends and family into the home.

Live at 1pm we had the amazing Scarlet Memories, a fabulous singer, who brought her two talented children as duet vocalists – they filled our ears with music from all eras. Everyone was dancing and singing along.

Meanwhile our volunteers helped our residents to run the tombola, raffle and bric-a-brac. The local Brownies ran the bake sale, the ice cream van set up and our bursar ran the face painting stand. We had many beautifully decorated faces and happy customers!

We were delighted to receive a visit from Marlborough’s town Mayor who said some lovely words to our residents and friends, followed by her joining in with the fun.

Out in the garden you could find MJ the joyful parrot, entertaining the children and volunteers from a local NCSS project. Other residents from a nearby care home, The Cedars, also joined in and set up camp under our outdoor pagoda.

Throughout the rest of the afternoon we were met with happy faces and new friendships; everyone got stuck in with the dancing and chatting, eating cake and having afternoon tea.

The Phoenix Brass Band joined us in all its glory and played for us in the garden. It was a truly breath-taking performance and all our guests loved it! This was followed by a variety of performances of all ages and talents from the Marlborough Academy of Dance and Drama, which was a huge success and we loved every second.

The day concluded with the raffle prizes being drawn and winners went away with lovely prizes, and more cake was taken as guests left.