Seaside sensations at Sparable Lane

Published 21 May 2015



A taste of the seaside at a WDH independent living scheme allowed residents to enjoy all the fun of a day trip without leaving Wakefield.

A fish and chip lunch, followed by doughnuts, brandy snaps and ice cream went down well at Sparable Lane Independent Living Scheme, while the scene was set with bunting, buckets and spades, water wings and swim rings.

WDH Community Support Worker Joanne King had also arranged for a paddling pool to be filled with sand to allow resident Ruby Tyman's great-granddaughters Evie Rose (four) and Elsie May (two) to join in the fun!

Ruby also had her own moment in the sun as she and another resident, Carole Bell (below, right), both won boxes of chocolates for decorating straw hats with a seaside theme.

Residents from St Swithin’s Court ILS joined the fun, which included a game of ‘Play Your Cards Right’, bingo and tombola.

Joanne said: “I like to organise trips and events for the residents – it’s a bit of fun and gets them out of their flats, mixing with and chatting to other people.”

The event gave residents an appetite for a day trip to Bridlington on Wednesday 27 May and Joanne is also organising a mystery coach tour which will be especially suitable for people who can’t walk very far.


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