Children and teddy bears enjoy picnic in Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 July 2015
When residents of one Lowestoft care home went down to their garden last weekend, they were sure of a big surprise.
Broadlands Residential Home in Borrow Road, Oulton Broad played host to a teddy bear picnic on Saturday (July 11), with over 70 children taking part.
There was a train for teddies to ride around the grounds, as well as a tombola, plant stall and a bouncy castle.
Josh Lewis, 12, enjoyed the day and helped out with the train to earn his Scouts community badge.
Josh, who goes to 1st Pakefield Scouts, said: “We’re helping out today by taking the teddies on a train.
“The home asked us to come and help and we’ve taken a lot of teddies out.”
The event is part of the home’s mission to encourage more people in the community to take part in its fund-raising events, in which all money raised is spent on residents.
Chairman of the Friends of Broadlands, Molly Jeffries, said: “It’s very important for the residents, as well as for fund-raising - they love it!
“Some of the residents have even helped do things to prepare for the picnic and we’re so pleasedwith the turnout.”
Senior carer Julie White said: “It’s very entertaining and it’s a nice day out.
“It’s relaxing and everybody has got involved.”
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