Fair fun at care home

sp91468 Florence Shipley Home, Heanor Summer Fair. Jackie Page (left) and Caitlan Walton on the cake stall.
sp91468 Florence Shipley Home, Heanor Summer Fair. Jackie Page (left) and Caitlan Walton on the cake stall.

Cream teas and cakes were aplenty at a well attended nursing home summer fair on Saturday.

Residents of the Florence Shipley Nursing home enjoyed an impressive cake stall as they basked in a summery day.

And around 40 members of the public also piled into the home, which sits on the Heanor Market Place.

They browsed tombola, clothes and bric-a-brac stalls that were there on the day - all aimed at raising money for the 26-bed care centre.

Prizes were also given out for the raffle.

They included a basket of bath products, a food hamper, a bottle of whiskey and sets of chocolate. And further funds were raised through a guess the weight of the cake and a guess the name of the teddy game.

Deputy manager at the home, Dawn Meakin said the residents thoroughly enjoyed the day.

She added: “They really loved just being outside and having cream teas with their families.

They loved going on the tombolas and seeing the bric-a-brac.”