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BBQ raises funds for new garden furniture

Customers and staff in Barking and Dagenham Learning Disability services held a fundraising event on Saturday 21 July to raise money for outdoor summer garden furniture.

The mayor also visited the service to meet customers living at the home and the staff team.

The event was well attended by other services across the organisation and friends and families of people Outlook Care support in the three local services.

There had been a lot of family involvement from relatives. One relative donated a brand new weather-proof tennis table for outdoors, a BBQ set and a hockey table. One customer’s grandparents organised the entertainment including prizes for a donkey game and guess how many sweets in the jar.

Customers living at the home baked cakes, selling them for 50p each. There was also a raffle with great prizes including teddy bears, perfume and aftershave, photo frames, jewellery, spa treatments, handbags and much more.

Service Manager at the home, Pav Hughes said the event went brilliantly, with customers, their families and staff all having a great time. The staff team worked hard with the customers to set the event up.

“It was a fantastic day and so great to see so many people we support and their families, as well as those we work in partnership with having such a fabulous time at our fundraising event.  We are hoping to have raised enough funds for the garden furniture where our customers can enjoy the garden even more.”