Care home residents show they are part of the community

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Lindfield based Walstead Place care home opened its doors to the community recently when staff and residents held their annual summer fete.

The fete, which was opened by Haywards Heath mayor Cllr Sandy Ellis, was attended by many members of the local community and hosted in the gardens of the 19th Century former country squire’s residence.

Entertainment was in the form of chainsaw sculpting and there were stalls and homegrown produce on offer. In total, the day raised more than £400 towards the residents activity fund.

Walstead Place Manager, Jacquie Ferguson said: “It is always wonderful when the community comes together to support these events – it is important to our residents that they remain an active part of the wider community.

“I would like to thank all of our staff for their hard work in organising the day, along with everyone who attended including Cllr Sandy Ellis who did us the honour of opening the event.”

Walstead Place, near Lindfield, provides residential and nursing care for up to 41 elderly ladies and gentlemen. The home is run by the Caring Homes group, founded by mother and son team Helena and Paul Jeffery.