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CAMBRIDGESHIRE HEALTH NEWS

Friday November 1 2019

Pumpkin to talk about local children join St Ives care home to take part in the worlds largest drawing festival


Residents at a care home in St Ives picked up their pencils and welcomed Hemingford Grey playgroup for The Big Draw Festival 2019.



Pumpkin to talk about  local children join St Ives care home to take part in the worlds largest drawing festival

 

Care UK’s Field Lodge, on London Road, joined in the celebrations by creating spook-tacular works of art to mark of Halloween.

 

Residents and children took part in a pumpkin carving workshop, and created some fang-tastic drawings to decorate the home.

 

Launched in 2000 as part of the ‘Campaign for Drawing’, The Big Draw promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, and has encouraged over four million people to get arty since its inception. This year’s theme celebrates the benefits of creative activities, especially drawing, on health and wellbeing. 2019 also marks the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth, founder of the Guild of St George, the charitable education trust behind the initiative.

 

Linda Martinez, home manager at Field Lodge, said: “We had an amazing time welcoming Hemingford Grey playgroup to Field Lodge to take part in The Big Draw Festival 2019.

 

“Forming relationships with the local community is an important part of life here at Field Lodge, and everyone has really enjoyed celebrating Halloween by sharing artistic tips and tricks with each other. Intergenerational activities are a fantastic way to provide older people with a sense of purpose, and they’re great for improving memory and cognitive ability too.

 

“We’re looking forward to decorating the home with our creations and hope Hemingford Grey playgroup will visit us again very soon.”

 

Field Lodge is a modern, purpose-built care home providing full-time residential, nursing, and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, along with facilities such as an activity room, cinema and hair salon.

 

Recognising the importance of artistic activities, Care UK was happy to become one of the lead sponsors for The Big Draw this year alongside organisations such as The Courtauld Institute of Art and the City of Toronto Museum. You can read more about Care UK’s national involvement here: thebigdraw.org/drawn-to-life-care-uk

 

To find out more about the event, please call customer relations manager, Jo Hancock on 01480 878 073, or email johan.hancock@careuk.com

 

For general information please visit, careuk.com/field-lodge

 

To find out more about The Big Draw Festival, please go to thebigdraw.org



"We had an amazing time welcoming Hemingford Grey playgroup to Field Lodge to take part in The Big Draw Festival 2019."
Linda Martinez, home manager








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