St Catherine’s summer spinners

St Catherine's summer spinners

Story and photo by Richard Belbin

The annual St Catherine’s Summer Fête was held in glorious sunshine this year as dozens of people came together to enjoy a mixture of entertainment, fine food and stalls. Family and friends of residents came to support the excellent work of the home, as well as to enjoy the cakes and barbecue on offer.

Kate Peel’s stall, showing off spinning and weaving techniques, was a particular hit, as was the raffle,
of course. Geraldine won lots of prizes, but fortunately chose to generously redistribute them amongst some of the other less lucky rafflers.

Activities coordinator for the home, Julie, said:

“It was a great day, everyone enjoyed it. The weather was absolutely brilliant. We had a lot of families that came and supported us and contributed. The residents particularly enjoyed Kate’s spinning, and we made over £500 that we’ll put to other trips and activities for the residents. Thank you to everyone who supported us!”

St Catherine’s organise a range of activities for the residents, including theatre, shopping and other day trips, as well as Easter and Christmas events.