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Wessex House summer fun continues at a social distance

Wessex House, located in the picturesque town of Somerton, didn’t let the pandemic affect its ability to enjoy safe summer celebrations, with a week packed full of cheerful activities.

A special appearance from the Somerton Town Crier kicked-off the week’s entertainment with a loud cry on Monday 17 August. The residents then enjoyed a cream tea. 

The following day, residents continued to indulge their sweet tooth with a candyfloss machine at the fete day. Amongst the PPE, staff wore fancy dress with glitter and wild hair, as everyone took part in a game of 'guess the name of the cuddly pony toy'.

Wednesday was the busiest day of the week filled with arts and crafts, bingo and a trolley packed with lucky dip prizes, raffle tickets and games including 'guess how many sweets are in the jar'.

Not being able to visit the beach didn’t stop the residents of Wessex House enjoying the sensation of their feet in the sand, as the staff brought the beach to the care home instead, with a bucket and spade and seashells for all to revel in. The merry celebrations continued with a game of Bullseye.