SUMMER fayres at care homes across Huddersfield have raised over £1,600 to help fund outings for residents throughout the year.
Traditional fairground games, such as lucky dips and hook-a-duck, as well as stalls, tombolas and BBQs were available to residents, staff, family members and other visitors.
Kirklees Council Mayor Cllr Mumtaz Hussain attended events at Aden View and Aden Lodge Care Homes.
An official opening event for the renovated garden at Aden Lodge took place during their fayre, with Mayor Cllr Hussain cutting the ribbon. The home raised over £360 through their summer fayre games and stalls.
At Aden View a Disney themed event saw staff dressing as Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell, among other characters. They collected over £800 for their residents’ fund.
And at Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home, the event was opened by PCSO Anne Choma and included a live band, called “Got it Covered” and a dog agility display. The fayre added over £500 to their residents’ fund.
Liz Daykin, customer relations manager for the Hill Care Group, which operates the care homes, said: “There was a really good turnout for all three summer fayres.
“A massive thank you to everyone who came along and made the events such a success – helping to generate a fantastic amount for our residents’ funds.
“The money will contribute towards activities and outings for residents throughout the year.”