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Shaftesbury Court residents enjoy all the fun of the fair

17 July 2020

A residential care home in Devizes was transformed into a funfair to raise spirits and give residents a day to remember.

Resident Mark Russ enjoying the Shaftesbury Court funfair Resident Mark Russ enjoying the Shaftesbury Court funfair.

Residents at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Shaftesbury Court, a care home for people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, enjoyed a variety of funfair games, such as hook a duck, giant kerplunk, balloon pop and play your cards right.

Shaftesbury Court is temporarily based at Briggs Lodge care home in Devizes, while its own service in Trowbridge is being remodelled by contractors Lancer Scott.

Daisy Ness, a Senior Care and Support Assistant at Shaftesbury Court, thought a day at the fair would give everyone a boost, as many vulnerable residents are still shielding and unable to return to their normal daily routines.

She asked Lancer Scott if they could help, and two of the Lancer Scott team then kindly volunteered their time to build the funfair games, which were specifically designed around residents’ disabilities.

Daisy then painstakingly painted all the games by hand and set up a “tattoo parlour” and face painting. On the day, residents enjoyed tasty funfair-style refreshments, including hot dogs and chips, with homemade lemonade.

Samantha McCrindle, Local Service Manager, said: “The residents all had a wonderful time at the fair. The games were a real hit and we’d like to thank Craig and Jamie from Lancer Scott for volunteering their time and putting so much thought into them – it really means a lot. We are planning to use these items time and again, and when we move back to Trowbridge, we hope to have a funfair for our opening day.”

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The residents all had a wonderful time at the fair

Samantha McCrindle, Local Service Manager

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