Sanctuary Care hosts mini Olympics
Staff and residents from Sanctuary Care Homes for adults with learning and physical disabilities recently enjoyed fun and games at their own mini Olympics.
Each of the homes involved in Thursday’s event, which took place at The Old Grove, High Pitfold, Hindhead, Surrey, was allocated a country to represent.
Staff and residents spent months carefully researching their individual countries, including history, culture, religion, food and dress.
The event was organised by SHIRE – Sanctuary Helping Involve Residents Equally. The group is made up of residents, carers and other staff and is dedicated to giving a voice to residents with learning and physical disabilities.
The day started with a spectacular opening parade, followed by games for the disabled and able bodied, including bean bag shot putting, foam javelin and tennis.
Each home was judged on the sporting prowess of its residents and staff and the effort that was put into research.
There was also an awards ceremony, with trophies and m