Cygnet services involved in the day included Ashbrook, Beeches, Broughton House, Broughton Lodge, Cherry Tree House, Conifers, Elston House, The Fields, Long Eaton Day Services, Marion House, No. 12 High Street, Pines, Toller Road and Willow House.
The day began with the services moving around the stadium and taking part in track and field events. These events included a 100m water race, long jump, a penalty shootout, archery and much more.
Michelle Robertson, Activity Coordinator at Toller Road said: “The event was brilliant, we’ve done it for a few years previously and it’s always a highlight. Everyone joins in and we get to see people smiling and getting to know each other. The Toller Road residents loved the penalty shootout, the bowls and lunch of course.”
Everyone broke for lunch and enjoyed having a slice of a special Coronation Games cake that was prepared by staff. Residents were also treated to a visit from an ice cream truck at the end of the day.
The final sporting event of the day was a 400m relay race in which residents and staff took part. The day concluded with an awards ceremony, in which every resident received a certificate and a medal.
Every service made their own unique flags to celebrate what makes them unique. These were judged at the end of the day by Gareth Williams, Director of Social Care and Jenny Gibson, HR Director.
Jenny said: “We had some really great flags this year but I and Gareth unanimously decided that Ashbrook is our winner. It looked incredibly professional and we found out from the staff that some of the residents are very artistic. We love how the pictures represent the different interests of the people that live at the service.”
“No. 12 High Street was our choice for second place, we loved how they linked into the Coronation theme. Third place is Willow House, we really like the reference to our values and all joining into the tree. Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who made a flag.”
Gareth Williams, Director of Social Care said: “The day was a great opportunity to meet our service users and residents, get involved with some activities and bring smiles to people’s faces. The Midlands team did an amazing job organising the event and it was a great representation of Cygnet Social Care.”