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All “belly” good fun at fete

August 30th 2013

Belly dancing and Chelmsford Silver Band proved big hits at our summer fete on Saturday, when residents, their families and friends all enjoyed all the fun of a traditional summer fete with some extra treats.

The weather was kind to us, luckily, and all our efforts, both from the team and from the residents, paid off handsomely. We combined lots of traditional activities, including rolling the penny, tombolas, bric-a-brac, stalls and face painting with more unusual entertainment, such as music provided by the Chelmsford Silver Band, the belly dancing display, as well as singing provided by some of our residents’ favourite regular entertainers. There was also a stall promoting the work of the Mid Essex Alzheimer’s Society.

Our manager Juliana Miles said: “It was really lovely to see so many people enjoying the afternoon. Especially three generations of family spending happy times together. The team worked really hard to make sure it was a success, and we even enjoyed the chance to put Sam, one of the team, into the stocks!” Visitors enjoyed home-baked cakes and refreshments throughout the afternoon, including hot dogs.

Juliana said: “Manor Lodge has many active links with the local community and we achieved what we really wanted - a truly fun, community event. We were so glad that some of our neighbours from the sheltered housing development could join us.”

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Manor Lodge care home is close to Chelmsford town centre, so is well placed if residents fancy a trip to the shops. There are regular outings to local places of interest too, and closer to home there’s always plenty going on, from gardening clubs and knitting groups to visits from therapy pets.

Manor Lodge
Manor Road

0124 580 9798

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