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On Saturday, the 2nd of September, the residents and staff of Fremantle Court gathered together to open the garden gates for a heartwarming community event. The gathering was not only a great chance to all get together, but it was also about giving back, successfully raising £248.60 for the residents’ comfort fund.

A highlight of the day was the participation of special guests - PCSOs Natasha, Emma and Rose - who agreed to join in on the wet sponge-throwing activity. Laughter and camaraderie filled the air as attendees took turns trying to dunk the officers in water, all in good fun.

Another memorable part of the day was the dog show, held by Fremantle Court’s nurse and sniffer dog trainer for Sniffer Dogs UK, Ruth. For resident Doreen Hardy, “It was lovely to be out in the garden, it was amazing to see how well-trained the dogs were”.

The event, being a true celebration of community spirit, also featured beloved pastimes, including a coconut shy and tombola. These activities got everyone involved, with prizes adding to the excitement. 

To complement the festive atmosphere, a range of delectable refreshments were on offer, including tea, cake and candyfloss, all available from the food stalls. 

Our frequent community events serve as a testament to our community bonds, and the positive impact they can have in making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. 

In fact, “These community events are so important to foster engagement between adults at risk and the communities they are a part of. We feel it is very important to support our residents to participate in their community in a manner that suits their needs and safety” – Hamish Hollis-Hill, Lifestyle and Wellbeing Lead.