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Care Home’s Annual Fete Back For The First Time Since The Pandemic Bringing The Community Together

At RNNH (The Retired Nurses National Home), the Bournemouth-based residential and dementia care home run by charity Friends of the Elderly, the care team has of all the fun of the fair in the air as they prepare to welcome back the care home’s annual community summer fete.


 The RNNH Summer Fete is returning after a three year hiatus following the Covid pandemic. “Everyone at RNNH is so pleased that we are hosting our great summer event again,” “It’s shaping up to be a real treat for everyone. Our residents are counting down the days until the Fete Fun begins”


The care home’s community extravaganza is fast approaching. Taking place on Saturday 15th July, the summer fete will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to all and free to attend. “The Fete is being officially opened by two very special guests,” Rob continued. “Archie and Bailey, two of our Caring Canine friends will be doing the honours. Archie and Bailey are regular visitors to RNNH and are adored by the residents, so they were the natural choice to get the proceedings underway.”


There will be something for everyone to enjoy. The wide and varied activities taking place include performances by The Revolution Cheerleaders Academy, entertainment from the talented Dorset Accordion Orchestra Band, a range of different stalls which include a delicious cake stall, an interesting bottle stall, a Tombola and, of course a fete favourite – a Bric a Brac stall – plus many more.


“We have a fun bouncy castle for children to enjoy, a Hook A Duck game, the wonderful Creature Teachers Pet Corner and displays plus, for those who want to get active, a Zumba class with Mandy. That’s not all, we will have a tasty BBQ, cream teas and, without a doubt, ice creams for our residents and guest to enjoy – plus a Grand Raffle that will be drawn at 4 p.m. on the day,” Rob added.


Caroline Gulen, the Registered Manager at RNNH concluded: “The care team, our residents and their relatives are all looking forward to our community fete. We’ve got so much taking place and it will be wonderful to get the community together for an inclusive, accessible summer event. We hope everyone will have a fun-filled day on 15th July. I’m looking forward to welcoming new visitors, seeing friends and meeting more of our supportive community at what is promising to be an event, not to be missed.”

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