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Mayor joins fun at Father Hudsonís summer fÍte

Carnival court dancing

On 24 June the sun shone down on Father Hudson’s summer fête, which drew people from Coleshill and further afield.

The new Mayor of Coleshill, Tony Battle, opened the fête with the help of the Coleshill Carnival Court and Andy Quinn, CEO of Father Hudson’s Care. Local Councillor Peter Fowler again provided his DJ service free of charge, which gave the day a festive atmosphere.

The Coleshill Drama Group and Child First Day Nursery both had stalls and the Warwickshire Fire Service visited the grounds, providing children a great opportunity to climb aboard the fire engine and meet the firefighters. The First Coleshill Guides put on games for the children and Andrew Penny, manager at St Vincent’s House, arranged a football match with Coventry City’s Disability Team. The match was very close with a two-all draw at full time, but Coventry Disability team won the day on penalties.

/media/news/library/picture1.jpgStaff from many different areas of Father Hudson’s volunteered to run stalls, with help from Hope Community, Brushstrokes and Fatima House. These included a white elephant stall, plants, tombola, ice cream and candy floss. There was also biscuit decorating, children’s lucky dips, a bouncy castle and a dance competition held by Peter Fowler and judged by Tony Battle and the Carnival Court.

Staff from across the Adult Care Team got involved. St Joseph’s Care Home opened up its gardens to host the barbecue and the all-important cake stall. These were busy all day, with visitors queuing up to tuck into some tasty treats. St Catherine’s Day Service welcomed visitors for tours as well as serving up refreshments.

A treasure trail led visitors around the site, with cryptic clues leading them not only between the stalls and activities, but also to the ultimate goal of finding Shakespeare’s skull. Other competitions were guess the name of the teddy, guess the weight of the cake and guess the number of golf tees in a jar.

/media/news/library/football-3.jpgThe 2017 event drew a big crowd, with people of all ages coming along to join the fun and games. Feedback from the day has been excellent, with many people saying what an enjoyable day they had.

Father Hudson’s wishes to thank everyone who helped out by donating items for the stalls, baking cakes, lending equipment, donating raffle prizes or giving their time on the day to ensure things went smoothly. And of course, thank you to everyone who came along and helped make the event a success.

 

 

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