Care home manager and staff will step back to the 1940s with summer fete

Thorp House manager Kirsty Holden. Picture: Kingsley Healthcare

Thorp House manager Kirsty Holden. Picture: Kingsley Healthcare - Credit: Archant

Staff at a nursing home in Griston, near Watton, will be stepping back to the 1940s when it hosts a traditional summer fete.

Thorp House manager Kirsty Holden will be joined by colleagues in dressing up as war-time land girls for the event on Monday, May 29.

There will be stalls and games for the whole family in the gardens of the Kingsley Healthcare-run home.

Among the attractions will be a barbecue, tombola, book stall, coconut shy, hoopla and bowling.

Mrs Holden said: “We are hoping to give the fete added vintage appeal by arranging a display of old army vehicles from the 1940s.

“It’s important for our residents to feel part of their community so it’s wonderful to hold events like this to welcome in local families.”

Proceeds from the event will be split between the residents’ fund for additional activities and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

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The event will run at the home on Church Road from 1pm to 4pm.