Picnic and proms charity fundraiser by care home

NAWN. Highfield Care Home at Scarthingwell, handover a �200 cheque to Selby District Council Chairmans Charity, after their Picnic & Proms in the Park event. From left are Home manager Linda Knowles, Coun Keith Ellis and his wife Jean, Shirley Clayton front, and activity co-ordinator Richard Sweeting. 110510AR4pic.
NAWN. Highfield Care Home at Scarthingwell, handover a �200 cheque to Selby District Council Chairmans Charity, after their Picnic & Proms in the Park event. From left are Home manager Linda Knowles, Coun Keith Ellis and his wife Jean, Shirley Clayton front, and activity co-ordinator Richard Sweeting. 110510AR4pic.

THE Proms and Picnic in the Park fundraising event held at Highfield Care Home, Scarthingwell, has been declared a success after more than £200 was raised for charity.

Organiser Richard Sweeting, activities coordinator at the care home and a Selby councillor, paid tribute to all who helped in any way make the day a success.

He said: “The day was a massive success and we have wonderful grounds here at Highfield and the surroundings were a perfect setting for a Proms and Picnic in the Park. The idea is something which came into my head last year and I was really keen to look at making it an event for this year.

“The care home has really changed a lot recently and we want people to feel as if they are in their own home here. I would like to thank everyone who helped make this day a special and a wonderful experience.”

A range of activities were put on throughout the day including music from the Tadcaster Grammar School concert band and a specially prepared menu to recreate a ‘five-star dining experience’, Coun Sweeting said.

All the profits from Proms and Picnic in the Park will go to the chairman of Selby District Council’s charities, the British Heart Foundation and the Peter Pan Nursery in Sherburn-in-Elmet, a charity-funded nursery for children under five with special needs.