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Strode’s Easter Roundup

Strode Park Foundation has celebrated another Easter in Lockdown, but it has not dampened spirits.

After a whole year in Lockdown there was some hope that celebrations could go forward as normal with Strode Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, however due to current circumstances the event had to be cancelled. After receiving huge support from the local community Strode decided that they still needed to celebrate in some way.

Thanks to the kind donations of many groups and businesses around Kent, Strode was able to deliver Easter eggs to all their residents – many of whom had fun Easter morning hunting for their eggs around the grounds of their homes.

Coach House residents during Easter egg hunt on the grounds.

Easter eggs were also delivered along with Strode’s Easter and Spring activity pack to those who had purchased an Easter Egg Hunt ticket. Our activity pack can still be purchased online at www.strodepark.org.uk/shop

Strode Park Foundation’s Easter Raffle went down a storm, at only £1 a ticket for a chance to win one of six hampers packed full of Easter goodies, raising more than £300 for the charity.

Director of Fundraising and Communications, Karen Jeal, said: “Our online raffles have been a huge help throughout this pandemic, they put big smiles on the lucky winners’ faces and have allowed us to raise vital funds when our other fundraising events have not been able to happen.”

If you would like to take part in Strode’s next online event you can enter their Virtual Pet Show at www.strodepark.org.uk/events.

There was not just Easter egg hunts going on within the six homes. Strode Park House were visited by William the bunny rabbit who helped deliver their Easter eggs, the Coach House packed their week leading up to Easter with fun activities, and Lady Dane Farmhouse were busy crafting bonnets and making Easter cakes. Carer Amanda went creative for the residents at Lady Dane Farmhouse crafting decorations to go up throughout the home. Registered Home Manager at Lady Dane Farmhouse, Leanne Anslow, said: “Amanda has gone above and beyond once again, ensuring the home is bright and beautiful for the residents.”

Staff also were entered into their own Easter raffle to celebrate their hard work throughout the last few months there were 20 winners who all received a hamper packed full of Easter goodies that had kindly been donated by local businesses and groups.

Lockdown or not Strode Park Foundation were going to celebrate Easter as best they could and thanks to the local community who supported them, they were able to make it just as fun as normal, especially for their residents.

It is hoped next year we will be able to put on our usual Easter events, but in the mean time you can support us by following www.facebook.com/strodeparkfoundation, or visit www.strodeparkfoundation.org.uk/events to find out what’s coming up over the summer months.

Easter Raffle Hampers