Antiquary’s Community Open Day

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Balhousie Antiquary opened its doors for a day of entertainment and fun for the whole community.

The event was created as part of a community inclusion project, inviting people into the home to participate in activities and experiences with our residents. The day was a great success which hosted entertainment such as pony rides, hand-made craft stalls, tattoo and nail painting and sponge throwing stalks.

Home Manager, Keri Garland said: “Our day has been great, we’ve had so much support from staff, relatives, extended families and even visitors to Arbroath who saw our banners and popped in to enjoy the fun and share some coffee.

We’ve recently opened a tea room for residents to enjoy and today was no exception. Our amazing staff had been busy baking for the event and it was just as well, it was a whirlwind from start to finish, there wasn’t a quiet spell.

I’m very proud of my team for helping to make this a huge success. We managed to raise money for our Comfort Fund which will enable us to enhance the quality of life for our residents through day trips, improving our gardens and much more.”

One of the highlights from the day was pony rides for the children. Care Assistant, Tracy Stephens was accompanied by Troy and Bonnie, her very own Shetland pony and horse who offered endless entertainment to all visitors.

The final treat of the day was a Summer Holiday display by SG Productions. The show thoroughly entertained the whole audience with old school favorites: A foggy Day, Viva Espana, Amor, Sand Dance, Bring Me Sunshine and many more.