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Mayor supports Edward Moore House Garden Fete

Mayor supports Edward Moore House Garden Fete

Main News, 31-Jul-2012

A fundraising charity event at a residential home in Gravesend was boosted this weekend with a visit from the Mayor of Gravesham.

The Mayor Cllr Lyn Milner dropped in to a garden fete at Edward Moore House, part of The Abbeyfield Kent Society, on Saturday 28th July, which was organised by staff at the Trinity Road home.

A large number of people from the local community came along to support the fete, along with friends and family of the residents, and those in attendance were treated to a wonderful range of fun activities on a long-overdue sunny Saturday. Activities included a bouncy castle for children, food stalls plus the traditional raffles, tombola and bric-a-brac.

After enjoying all the fun stalls at the fete, the Mayor was given a guided tour of the home by manager John Ogbe, who then introduced her to some of the home’s residents. The Mayor spent a long time getting to know and chatting to each resident, which they really enjoyed.

The Abbeyfield Kent Society is a registered charity so, as well as having fun, the aim of the day was the raise funds for the home. Over £400 was raised, which will be put in the residents’ fund and spent on enhancing the lives of those who live at Edward Moore House.

Edward Moore House resident Margaret Wyatt meets the Mayor of Gravesham

Edward Moore House resident Margaret Wyatt meets the Mayor of Gravesham

Reflecting on the event, home manager John Ogbe commented: “It was a tremendous day which the visit from the Mayor only added to. Along with my colleagues from Edward Moore House, we are extremely grateful to the Mayor for taking time out of her schedule to support our garden fete, the time she spent getting to know our residents will not be forgotten by them quickly. I’m delighted with the support we received from the local community and our friends and family, it was great to see the home busy with lots of visitors on a lovely sunny day. If the sun shines, we’ll do one every weekend!”

For more pictures from the day, please see our Facebook.