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Shildon care home hosts "electrifying" Grease-themed fun day
GREASE was the word at a County Durham care home when staff and residents dressed up for a family fun day.
Danny, Sandy and the Pink Ladies were among the characters from the popular 1970s film to be found enjoying the fun activities on offer at Redworth House care home in Shildon yesterday (Saturday, September 7).
The home, which is part of the Bondcare group, was holding an open day to give the community a chance to find out about the services it provides and what life is like for its 57 residents.
As well as guided tours of the facilities, visitors were treated to a bouncy castle, barbecue, face-painting, cake and jewellery stalls and a raffle.
Councillor Peter Quinn, the mayor of Shildon, also attended to open the event and chat to residents.
Jan Traynor, activities co-ordinator, said: “We wanted to organise a fun event that residents, their friends and family and the wider community would enjoy.
“It had to reflect the atmosphere of the home, which we see as being a very happy place and Grease seemed like the perfect theme.
“It has been a wonderful day and all the money we raise will go towards the comfort fund to provide extra treats for the residents.”
Based at Byerley Road, Redworth House predominantly offers nursing and residential care for elderly people including those with dementia, but also accommodates six residents with learning disabilities.
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