Summertime fun in the sun


We’d like to send a huge thank you to everyone who came and supported our sun-drenched summer fete on Saturday. We raised £1,000, which will be split between Breast Cancer Care and the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, two charities that do so much to help people. Over 200 family, friends, and local people joined staff and residents for the fun afternoon, opened by BBC Radio Devon’s David ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald. Hundreds of cakes, pies, and other goodies made by our residents and the kitchen team were enjoyed. All ages delighted in the fabulous birds of prey display. Our raffle proved as popular as ever. And there was lots of fun with traditional fairground games including a coconut shy and balloon modelling.


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“The homemade bunting, beautifully sewn by our resident Barbara Bearne, fluttered in a light summer breeze as the sun shone,” commented Helen Rushton, Green Tree Court Home Director. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather. Even with competition from England’s World Cup play-off game and Wimbledon’s women’s final, we were delighted that so many friends, family, and local people came along to have some fun and help us raise money for these two important charities. Our homemade chutneys, made by staff and our residents, went down a real treat. And our gardens were filled with the sound of laughter as the children played and had their faces painted. I’d like to say a huge thank you to the whole of the Green Tree Court team, and family and friends, who all worked so hard in the run-up to the event and by volunteering to help on the day – we couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks also go to BBC Radio Devon’s Fitz, who not only opened our event but also gamely took his place in the stocks and ended up with a real soaking!”


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