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Last weekend, Mill House our residential service in Kings Lynn, held a garden party event for National Care Home Open Day 2018.

Over the next few months, Regard will be opening its doors to 20 residential services as part of Care Home Open Day.

Service Manager, Kelly, arranged the event with assistance from the rest of the staff from Mill House. There were lots of visitors from all over Kings Lynn - the theme of this year’s event was ‘Linking Communities’ and so Kelly made sure she invited a wide variety of people to get involved from the within the community.

There was a raffle which businesses in the local area donated prizes to, with the top prize being a spa day for two people, which was won by local Kings Lynn resident Poppy.

The afternoon also included a jumble sale, and a great selection of different foods from a cake stall, to ice creams and a barbeque.

The guests played games in the garden including a giant Connect Four, and Kelly also arranged a giant bouncy castle which everyone enjoyed very much. Hannah, who lives at Mill House, said that she enjoyed being in charge of the bouncy castle and seeing everyone playing and having fun!

The event raised an incredible £384 for the local church who were in need of a new clock front. Everyone was thrilled with the total raised by the day.

Kelly said that she received excellent feedback from everyone who attended, and that they had all been made to feel very welcome by the Mill House staff.

Kelly added “Our open day was a complete success - we had lots of visitors and had amazing weather, we also raised an amazing total for our local church!”.

Pamela, who is supported by the service said “I had a fantastic day on Saturday - it was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves”.

Clare, who lives in the area and came along for the party said “Thank you all so much for a lovely afternoon!”

The people supported by Mill House have already started asking when the next event is taking place. The service are hoping to have another garden party later in the summer to raise money Regard’s chosen charity for the year, Shelter.

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Specialism: Adults with enduring mental health problems.Type of Service: Specialist Mental Health service with skilled staff lead by an RMN trained Service Manager.Details