Fair raises activity money for residents

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MORE than 200 relatives attended a sheltered housing complex’s spring fair, raising more than £500 towards activities for residents.

Residents watched as visiting children followed clues and hunted spring-themed toys they had knitted to earn chocolate treats at the fair on Saturday, March 24.

Gill Crosswell, activities coordinator for the flats in Pipers Hill Road, Kettering, said: “Everyone was amazed. They were shocked by how intricate their work was and it made a really nice quiz.”

The money will help subsidise day trips, visits from artists and entertainers and other activities for the residents.

Residents enjoyed a trip to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes at the end of last year. Mrs Crosswell has organised a trip to see Kettering Operatic Society’s production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering in April and in September they are going to see the play War Horse in London.

The residents enjoy tai chi sessions and in May a laughter therapist is visiting the flats.

Mrs Crosswell organised the fair after a successful Wicksteed Park-themed fun day at the flats, which provide assisted living for 44 residents, in August.

Mrs Crosswell said: “All the residents enjoyed meeting and seeing new people.”