Big Fun days with Bell Decorating Group
In May 2018 Avante Care & Support hosted the Big Fun Day at the Faversham recreation ground, the event was a huge success with the return of the Big Fun Day booked for May 2020. The events success was down to a number of factors one of them includes the support from the local community and our main sponsor painting and decorating contractors Bell Decorating Group.
Since May the support from Bell Decorating Group has continued and they have had a busy year working with residents across Avante Care & Supports care homes and developing great customer relationships with staff.
Bell Decorating Group’s Community Engagement Coordinator Victoria along with one of Avante Care & Supports care home Activity Co-ordinators Emma, worked together during 2018 to deliver resident involvement sessions and support the family and friends’ days that take place across all nine of Avante Care & Supports homes.
At Court Regis care home this included:
Working with the residents to paint bird feeders that not only attracted the birds but gave the communal areas a little touch of colour all year round.
There were also Summer activities including the Garden Games, Bell Decorating Group took along some ‘giant’ games with an alternative spin to allow residents, children and their families to compete in friendly games. Giant connect four and Paint Pot skittles were a huge success!
The Residents also supported the Court Regis Summer Fayre, Victoria and Emma along with the residents created props and crafts to make sure that ‘smack a rat’ and ‘clown face’ were ready for action!
Christmas was a busy time with residents taking part in sand art and Christmas craft activities as well as Carol singing with musical instruments. There were also cupcake decorating sessions to help raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society Elf Day. A lot of fun was had by all.
The Summer fun day which was sponsored by Bell Decorating Group, however they didn’t stop at just that for their contributions and held a cupcake decorating stall and a small DIY Master Class.
Victoria attended with their local Branch Manager Ian Woodman, site supervisor Paul Arnold and representatives Daniel Chapel & Matthew Hadden from Crown Paint. Crown kindly supplied the materials required for the masterclass and some freebie pens, hats and note pads.
In December Teachers and Children from the local primary school Burstead Woods, visited and made Christmas decorations with the residents. The children loved the interaction with the residents and have already built some lovely friendships. All the children gave their decoration to their new ‘friends’ and the residents have said they would welcome them back with open arms.
There are already a number of activities booked with Bell Decorating Group for 2019 and we look forward to working with Victoria and the team again this year. Thank you Bell Group for your continued support.
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