This year Christies Care held their annual Community Day at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds.

As well as a learning disability and autism friendly circus performance from Circus Petite, there was a zumba class to take part in, a fun Sadhaka Yoga class, as well as relaxing with gardening activities and being pampered by the wonderful beauty students from West Suffolk College.

Throughout the morning the fantastic circus crew was on hand to entertain with balloon modelling and impressing people with their skills. As well, the talented Dotty Doodles Facepainting turned people into tigers, clowns and superheroes!

With something for everyone, there were smiles all round and some very tired clients and support workers by the end of the day! Feedback has been very good – people said how friendly and welcoming the staff were, as well as how marvellous the activities were.

The Wandering Grill and Nowton Park received high praise and did a great job catering the event, with tasty hotdogs, burgers & chips as well as teas, coffees and cakes in the afternoon.

“A massive thank you to everyone who helped bring the day together, it really couldn’t have happened without you all!

Now we just have to plan how to make it just as good next year!”

Sarah Rampling, Christies Care

Event Gallery

We were happy to once again invite the wonderful Cherry Beesley of Simply C Photography to capture the joy and laughter of the day.

All photos © 2019 Simply C Photography

Attendee Feedback

“It exceeded my expectations! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. A great, fun social event. This is the first time I’ve been and I’m very impressed.”

“It was better than we expected – really enjoyed the day! The zumba and cakes were a big hit and the circus was lots of fun. Amazing that it’s all free!”

“Very friendly staff and a warm welcome. Fantastic food and amazing performances.”

“A very good experience. Nice that it’s small and relaxed and everyone so friendly and welcoming. All the food was very good and nice, happy entertainers. Well done!”

“We travelled 50 miles to get here but I enjoyed all the acts at the circus and having my nails and face painted.”

“It was really lovely – a brilliant event. My son loved it all, especially the yoga. Thank you all!”

“A positive response from my daughter. It exceeded expectations.”

“It was more than we expected. The free food and drink was amazing, as was the show. We enjoyed how welcoming and enjoyable it was.”

“It sure did meet our expectations and more. The entertainers and organisers were friendly and helpful.”

“Peter was kept entertained all day. He enjoyed the face-painting and becoming a circus clown.”

“Into our 4th year and our community day is building year on year, with Zumba, Yoga, pampering, face painting and potting up plants amongst this year’s activities to choose from. Rounding off with a performance of Circus Petite in the afternoon, we had lots of smiling faces from those who attended.

Our community day goes from strength to strength and we hope to repeat in 2020.  A big thank you to the staff at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds who enabled us to put this event on in their park and for providing some delicious cakes in the afternoon.”

Lin Barnes, Director & Registered Manager – Christies Care

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