Connaught Court raises over £5,000 at summer fair

29 June 2018

Connaught Court in York held its annual summer fair on Saturday, 23 June, raising over £5,000.

The summer fair, benefiting from warm weather and sunshine, saw a number of stalls and entertainment taking place on the Home's grounds on St Oswalds Road. A brass band played 'Dad's Army', while residents, families, visitors and staff enjoyed bacon butties, refreshments and samples from a whisky stand.

Stalls manned by local lodge members sold delicious treats and snacks, home baked breads, jams, chutney and a range of sandwiches and cakes prepared by the Home's kitchen staff. A special visit was paid by the local fire brigade, as well as the Masonic Bikers. As in the previous year, there was also a 'human fruit machine' and a classic car show.

Activities Coordinators Stephanie and Fran said: "The day was a huge success with a healthy profit that will go towards supporting residents' activities. We had a number of guests visit and residents thoroughly enjoyed mingling with family, friends and the local community. We would like to thank our Association of Friends for creating a fantastic event and raising over £5,000 for the Home."