Representatives from 10 Care UK homes and dozens of local people stepped right up to experience the first ever Care UK circus day, which included a prize for the best circus cake!
The team at Ambleside care home in Stratford-upon-Avon worked with colleagues from nine other homes to stage one of the most ambitious care home events seen in the region. It was set up to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the circus while giving residents a day filled with amazing experiences. Guests were treated to a magical day with stilt walkers, acrobats and jugglers entertaining the crowd, while the residents and visitors had the opportunity to admire the magnificent circus-themed cakes entered into the competition, as well as mastering their balloon modelling and circus skills at a workshop.
Guests arrived in their best fancy dress, with one resident’s granddaughter taking home the prize for ‘best costume’ with her colourful clown outfit. Residents from the other care homes were also encouraged to makeover their circus tents and Priors House, in Leamington Spa, took the prize for ‘best tent’.
Clare Mudge, Home Manager at Ambleside – which provides full-time residential, dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite care – said: “We’re really proud of the happy environment that has been created at Ambleside, and our door is always open to welcoming the local community and other homes.
“Holding a circus-themed event was the perfect way to entertain residents, their families and the local community and we hope they enjoyed the fantastic day as much as we did.”