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King's Lynn care home's fete raises £1,000



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A traditional summer fete at Lynn's Goodwins Hall Care Home has already raised £1,000 and could go even higher thanks to an upcycled chair.

The chair project has kept residents occupied for months and now it is completed is being sold on Ebay to boost funds for residents' activities and amenities.

Fete organiser Anton Goodwin, who is hospitality services manager, said the latest upcycling project at the home involved a farmhouse style dining chair.

Goodwins Hall residents Kathleen (left) and Mary with the upcycled chair MLNF-22MF07047
Goodwins Hall residents Kathleen (left) and Mary with the upcycled chair MLNF-22MF07047

He said: “They have been finding animal cut-outs and have decoupaged the chair with images and varnished it for protection. It looks amazing and has gone on Ebay so hopefully it will find a buyer.

“We already have plans for the next project - a wooden blanket box.”

He added that everyone was delighted with the amount raised on the day. “Certainly not to be sniffed at,” he said.

The dining chair recycled by residents and now for sale MLNF-22MF07045
The dining chair recycled by residents and now for sale MLNF-22MF07045

The chair took pride of place at the Hall's fete which was back after three years and drew large crowds of past and present relatives, friends and the local community for traditional fete games, stalls and refreshments.

Karen Rust, from Harpley, brought along a pair of miniature donkeys who were real crowd-pleasers.

Goodwins Hall, which has around 60 residents, is also looking forward to July 12 when the Athena in Bloom judges will be round.

Athena is the company that owns and runs Goodwins Hall and it has an annual competition for all of its homes.

Olivia and Jessica attempting to catch a plastic duck MLNF-22MF07044
Olivia and Jessica attempting to catch a plastic duck MLNF-22MF07044

In the last few years Goodwins Hall residents have been busy planting and making their gardens look beautiful and have created a wildlife area, hedgehog hotels and a sensory garden.

“We think we will wipe the floor with the opposition,” said Anton.

Jessica Foreman with the donkeys that were a big attraction at the fete MLNF-22MF07043
Jessica Foreman with the donkeys that were a big attraction at the fete MLNF-22MF07043

He added: "Bidding for the chair closes at the weekend but if anyone else wants to put in a bid they can call me on 07 711 082926



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