Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at a care home near Wisbech to enjoy a summer fete.

Hickathrift House care home at Marshland St James hosted a variety of activities throughout the day.

These included a book sale, games, a tombola, BBQ, local businesses and craft stalls.

There was also local entertainment from KJ Entertainments who did face painting, balloon modelling and singing, which were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event, including the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Peter Human.

Staff and residents at Hickathrift House made everyone feel welcome and were delighted to see different generations having fun together.

Wisbech Standard: One of the care home's residents getting her face painted for the summer fair.One of the care home's residents getting her face painted for the summer fair. (Image: Barchester Healthcare)

Visitors enjoyed plenty of refreshments, including a BBQ and salads as well as plenty of tea and coffee prepared by the head chef and general manager, who were hard at work making sure that a great time was had by all.

Betty and Barrie, two residents at Hickathrift House were hosting the Hickathrift stalls and together with staff raised an incredible £365 for the Residents’ Fund.

This fund helps to create incredible experiences for residents and goes towards the life enrichment program at the home including outings and activities.

Elsie, a Hickathrift House resident, said: “It was a lovely day. My daughter and son-in-law came to enjoy the day with me, and seeing so many children enjoy themselves was marvellous.

“It was all down to the hard-working team at Hickathrift, and I thank them all so much.”

Wisbech Standard: Families attended the summer fair.Families attended the summer fair. (Image: Barchester Healthcare)

Joining in with the fun, was the general manager of Hickathrift House, Paula Colman, who said: “What a tremendous day and turnout. We are thankful for those who visited us on the day.

“It was lovely to see so many happy faces in and around the garden – it was really a day to remember for us and the residents. It was a resounding success!”

The summer fair was the first that the home had hosted since the pandemic and, along with the rest of the team, activities coordinators Kat Colangelo and Emily Jackson were determined to make sure it was a success.

Emily said: “It has been so much fun organising this event. We tried to ensure there was something for everyone and it’s been wonderful to see our residents enjoying the fun and fantastic atmosphere with family and friends.”

Wisbech Standard: There was a fantastic atmosphere at the summer fair.There was a fantastic atmosphere at the summer fair. (Image: Barchester Healthcare)