Oxfordshire's Summer Fun Day
This year's summer party was a really fun day, enjoyed by everyone that attended.
Residents and employees really got in to the seaside spirit and used the opportunity to dress up in colourful summer attire, handkerchief sun caps, Hawaiian garlands and pineapple sunglasses!
As homes trickled in with their beach balls, buckets and spades, sticks of rocks and straw hats, they were met with the cheery sounds of a fun fair, tumbling waves and squawks of seagulls.
In one corner stood two friendly donkeys whose days of being ridden had passed, but were more than happy to be petted by the residents.
Down the main ‘promenade’ were various activities including hook a duck, sand castle building and a reminiscence table full with items related to the seaside.
An old fashioned candy floss machine, (kindly lent to us by Wildwood kitchen, Didcot) was a definite highlight of the event and the residents really enjoyed the bright blue fluffy sugar which seemed to magically appear from the machine.
A seaside backdrop with traditional deck chairs and various props made a lovely setting for group photos which were printed on the day and given to the residents to take home as a keep sake.
After a warm welcome by our Head of Volunteering, our very own quiz master Jeff Denton (Activity Coordinator Old Station House) led the way for the day’s entertainment.
We were honoured that the Lord Mayor of Oxford joined us; the residents enjoyed speaking to him and listening to his speech.
Traditional Fish and Chips were served to each resident followed by a cooling ice cream before the afternoon’s entertainment ‘Step back in Time’ took to the stage.
The sing - along duo were fantastic and the hall was full of singing and dancing right up until the end of the event.
A big thank you to everyone who played a part in helping with the event and to all the residents and employees who attended and made the event so enjoyable and memorable.