Victoria House celebrated its annual Summer Fun Day on Sunday 4th August. Service users, friends & family, staff and people from the local community gathered for a day of fun activities, good food and fantastic entertainment & fundraising.
Entertainment included Elvis impersonator Bobby Diamond, Magic Hayley and the Footsteps School of Dance, all of whom put on amazing performances that went down a treat with service users and guests alike. There was a delicious BBQ which perfectly complimented the sunshine, as well as plenty of stalls and raffles for guests to peruse throughout the day.
We were lucky enough to have a group of Hull’s Absolutely Cultured Volunteers in attendance to help set up, clear up and be on hand throughout the event. One service user, Scott, was particularly appreciative of the group having volunteered with Absolutely Cultured himself.
All staff and service users are incredibly grateful to The Rank Foundation, who kindly donated a grant of £400 which funded the fantastic entertainment for the day.
Dave, Victoria House's maintenance man, went above and beyond to help make the day run smoothly: setting up, packing away and helping out with some last minute tech needs!
With a raffle, tombola and the donations throughout the day, a sum of £371 was fundraised to put towards supporting the people with disabilities at Victoria House.
Service user Ian praised the event: “I thoroughly enjoyed it and Magic Hayley was really good. Angie did a great job.”
Angela Hardie, Victoria House Activities Coordinator, said: “The day was brilliant with so much support from friends, families and the local community. Our volunteers were amazing, and we are so grateful The Rank Foundation for their donation too. The day was enjoyed by all in attendance and we can’t wait for the next one!”