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Team at Apthorp Care Centre wearing christmas jumpers

Residents and members of the team at Apthorp Care Centre in New Southgate enjoyed a weekend of festive fun, including an honorary visit from the Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Brian Salinger.

The whole community at Apthorp Care Centre, run by care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, celebrated Christmas Jumper Day on 15th December and donned their festive knits in support of Save The Children.

Residents also showcased their Christmas crafts at the annual fayre on Saturday to raise money for the Trust, and the Mayor and his wife were welcomed as guests of honour.

Attendees at the event enjoyed sampling Christmas cocktails, mince pies and cakes, while guest ukulele group SOUP (Society of Ukulele Players) entertained visitors with their catchy repertoire.

The festive weekend fundraiser was the idea of deputy manager, Kelly Hartley, and residents and colleagues were all keen to get on board to embrace the theme, raise money and draw on their creative skills.

Mumuni Zoure, home manager at Apthorp Care Centre, commented:

We have a diverse programme of activities for residents and our craft sessions are particularly engaging and create a lovely sense of community. Everyone was keen to get involved this weekend and they really enjoyed wearing their festive jumpers to bring plenty of party spirit!