On Saturday 1st December Goodson Lodge Care Centre opened the doors for their Christmas Fayre.

In preparation for the big day decorations of bunting and baubles were carefully hung. Holly was wrapped around railings and reindeer were placed thoughtfully throughout the home. As the doors opened at 2pm the sound of Christmas songs filled the air and flashing lights illuminated the entrance.

The home enjoyed the company of some creative crafters and stallholders of various forms including assorted toiletries from the body shop and lots of wonderful handmade Christmas decorations from The Crafty Den.

This was accompanied by Goodson’s very own stall selling a selection of loaf cakes and reindeer dust; sprinkled in the garden on Christmas Eve this is intended to make the lawn shimmer to help guide Santa’s sleigh safely to a child’s home. There was also a selection of hand prepared hot chocolate mixes as well as some lovely bags and baskets, lovingly crafted by Trudy, a good friend of the Home Manager, Annette.

Tea, coffee and cake was served by relatives of Leanne, an Activity Coordinator who kept the pot warm throughout the day. Money raised from both the Goodson stall and the tea, coffee and cake went towards the residents’ amenities fund. The grand total was a whopping £185.00!

The day was well supported, particularly by residents’ family and friends and some team members who were not on shift popped in to sample the wares. It is hoped that this can now become an annual event and one which will be supported by the community for many years to come