Going for gold! Mitcham care home hosts sports day for local community

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With the Olympics fast approaching, a local care home is limbering up for its very own sporting tournament.

On Saturday, July 20, from 2.30pm-4pm, Care UK’s Cumberland, on Whitford Gardens, will be bringing Paris to Mitcham as it opens its doors for local people to enjoy their own version of the Games.

The event comes as Cumberland joins The Big Care UK Sports Day, which sees more than 130 Care UK homes across the UK host sports days for the local community and showcase what life in a care home is really like.

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Guests can soak up the sporting atmosphere and, for those daring to compete, have the chance to win their own gold medals with an afternoon of fun and games, including egg-and-spoon races, tug of war and knockout volleyball tournaments.

Care UK care homes host sports day for local communityCare UK care homes host sports day for local community
Care UK care homes host sports day for local community

Visitors can also enjoy a traditional summer barbecue cooked by the home’s talented head chef, while watching live entertainment from belly dancer Maria.

Portia Nleya, Home Manager at Cumberland, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the local community to join our own sporting celebrations.

“We are part of a strong community here in Mitcham, and days like this are a fantastic way of bringing everyone together for a little healthy competition and to celebrate this year’s summer of sport, all while showcasing exactly what life is like here at Cumberland.

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“The day not only promises a lot of laughter and enjoyment for all involved, but also is an excellent way for residents to meet and mingle with lots of new faces – and some familiar ones – while keeping active. We can’t wait until kick-off!”

To find out more about The Big Care UK Sports Day, please visit: careuk.com/care-uk-sports-day

For more information about Cumberland, or to book onto the event, please contact customer relations manager, Suzi Hawes, on 0333 4343 021 or email [email protected]

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