The afternoon started with tasty food and drinks, followed by a few games of bingo. There were lots of winners who got to choose from a wide range of great prizes. As well as a raffle, there were teams of two who took part in the general knowledge quiz;
‘Top shop’ (Mandy and Vicky) came first, followed closely by ‘The Dynamic Duo’ (Paul and Jarrad) in second place; whilst ‘The Grand Masters’ (Manji and Stephen) and ‘The A Team’ (Sheila and Hayley) came in joint third.
Vicky, Senior Support Worker at Talworth said ‘we had a real party atmosphere! Sheila and Mandy, two individuals we support at the service, helped to decorate the communal areas and set the food on the table with staff support. Leading up to the party I held an informal meeting with all the individuals at the service and asked them what they wanted to see at the party. We put together a list of ideas and items that we needed and all took part in designing the MIND posters that we displayed on the day.
Paul, Sheila and Mandy were great hosts and kept everybody entertained whilst the staff tried their best not to burn the chicken!’
Mandy stated, ‘It was great fun and I laughed so much’. Sheila added that she was very pleased with the amount raised and said: ‘I am so glad everybody turned up to the party and took part. What a great day.’
A total of £32 was raised on the day!