Day full of fun for Southlands residents
Published on: 25 Aug 2017
Top picture: The Dance Angels: Molly McKechnia, Elle Sheppard and Grace Vickers
Pictured: The Rambling Tymes band and residents enjoying the activities
Day of fun at Southlands
THE Southlands older people’s home in Knowle hosted a summer party, inviting staff, tenants and local families.
Southlands is an “extra care” home run by Guinness Care, next to their supported housing for older people at Anchor House on Wells Road – site of the former Gaiety cinema.
The Lord Mayor, Lesley Alexander, drew the first pick of the raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses. Many other family-friendly activities took place throughout the day, including apple bobbing, stocks (with wet sponges), a cake stall and tombola – plus foot-tapping entertainment from folk band Rambling Tymes.
“Every resident has thanked me for the work we did with the party – it was worth it to see everyone enjoying themselves. Jean, one of our residents, said she loved watching the children playing and having a good time,” said team leader, Keely Wood.
The event raised £500 for the Tenants’ Activity Fund, which pays for day trips and visiting entertainment and craft sessions.
Dance from the Angels Academy with Molly McKechnia, Elle Sheppard and Grace Vickers