Some of our volunteers were recently involved with the Millbrook Spring Fayre, which was held on Thursday 6th April. One of our volunteers, Shelia, attends the Millbrook Steering Group which is linked to Millbrook LIVE and helps to support and arrange the Spring, Summer and Christmas Fayres.
The Spring Fayre was held in the reception area of Millbrook and they had also opened up the old music room. There were stalls with baked savoury items and cakes; some baked and donated by our volunteers Sheila and Michael, and other cakes decorated by patients on the wards. Craft stalls included some donated items by members of the public and some made and donated by patients. There were also book stalls and a second hand clothing stall; themed games “Throw the carrot through the rabbits mouth”; and a tombola stall run by another volunteer, Ingrid. A “Best Easter Egg” competition was held and Ingrid judged what she thought was the best papier mache egg which had been decorated by patients. The winner won a chocolate egg.Feedback from our volunteers who attended was that the attendance was quite good despite a dip around lunchtime. They enjoyed meeting patients and bringing in new faces for them to meet to add variety to their day. They thought the atmosphere was nice and that patients went away pleased.
In total, £116.50 was raised which will be used for charitable funds. The next Fayre will be in Summer on the 3rd August 2017 with a garden party theme with croquet and afternoon tea.