Children and teddy bears enjoy picnic in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 July 2015

Broadland Teddies. Pakefield Scouts. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Broadland Teddies. Pakefield Scouts. Pictures: MICK HOWES


When residents of one Lowestoft care home went down to their garden last weekend, they were sure of a big surprise.

Broadland Teddies. Daisy and Hollie Casson. Pictures: MICK HOWESBroadland Teddies. Daisy and Hollie Casson. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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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