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Fundraising fete keeps entertainment coming for sheltered scheme residents

‘IT’S TURNED Out Nice Again’ for residents at one of Muir’s sheltered housing schemes after their community fete raised money to boost their entertainment fund.

Residents at McCartney House in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, their open their doors to family, friends and local people for the fun-time fete on Saturday, September 9th.

They were raising money to enjoy more entertainment at McCartney House, with a George Formby songster currently ‘Leaning on the Lamppost at the Corner of the Street’ while he waits to make an entrance at the scheme.

feteThe residents have regular entertainment afternoons at the scheme for people aged over 60, and ensured there was plenty of fun at their fundraising fete, with bric-a-brac and cake stalls, a raffle, a tombola and more.

There were games for children, a treasure hunt, a guess my birthday competition, a lucky dip and refreshments – all helping to raise £260 on the day.

Jackie Vickery, Muir’s McCartney House Scheme Manager said: “Residents had a great time on the day and we hope all our visitors did too.

Fete“It was wonderful to see people getting involved and see so many smiles.

“The money raised will help residents to enjoy more entertainment at McCartney House, where we like to hold regular events.

“We recently had a musical evening with self-styled ‘Banjo Man, Sean Moyses, and singer James le Bec.

“Next on the list is a man who plays George Formby songs and tells his life story, and we are also having a talk from someone at the RNLI.

fete“Everyone at McCartney House would like to thank all of those who turned up to make the fete such a success.”

McCartney House is a sheltered scheme for adults over 60 years of age, with independent living, but with support available should it become necessary.

To learn more about the scheme, visit www.muir.org.uk/mccartney-house