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Festive fun at Sandholme Fold

Staff put on a pantomime at the Christmas party at Sandholme Fold Care Home, Hipperholme.

Staff put on a pantomime at the Christmas party at Sandholme Fold Care Home, Hipperholme.

Residents at Sandholme Fold Care Home have been helping to bring the Christmas spirit to the community.

A Christmas performance by local belly dancers entertained residents along with the Abehill Hand bell Ringers.

Susan Burke, activities coordinator at Sandholme Fold, said: “The belly dancers are always popular. It is a good way to keep up the fitness of the residents and many of them got up and joined them.”

Staff also put on their first ever pantomime performance of Cinderella.

“The performance went very well and all the staff have been practising very hard.

“We have been rehearsing for the past couple of weeks and we’ve had a lot of help from friends and family getting the background, props and costumes ready for the day. All the residents seemed to enjoy it so we hope to do something similar for next year.”

Pupils from Lightcliffe CoE School visited the home in Sandholme Crescent, Hipperholme, to help trim the Christmas tree.

Youngsters made baubles and were inspected by a panel of judges to choose the best ones for prizes. Children then put their decorations on the tree and entertained the residents by singing carols.

Staff helped organise their annual Christmas fair where lots of goodies were on sale.

Highlight of the day was Keith Chippendale, one of Sandholme Fold’s Senior members, who raised funds for the residents’ Christmas party as he bathed in a tub of beans for the afternoon. Visitors made donations and in turn tipped jugs of beans over him.

 

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