This past Saturday, the 13th of August, our annual tenant’s picnic was held in the beautiful Ruskin Park in Denmark Hill.
Over 80 tenants and staff attended the event and enjoyed a mountain of delicious food and drink (quote from Léonie Chettle: “I didn’t know we were feeding the five thousand!”). There was a lot of food left over, which meant that we were able to donate to those in need, sharing the delicious catering between our refuges, residents, a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter, who were very grateful for the donations. One of our staff remarked how lovely it was for a charity to donate to another charity- we were lucky to have the opportunity and means to do so.
Children at the picnic also enjoyed having their faces painted, our special children’s sandwiches cut into jigsaw shapes and caterpillar rolls and most of all our amazing entertainers Party Belles, who amused everyone with bubbles, balloons, glitter tattoos, parachute games and hula hoops.
Whilst Party Belles worked their magic with the children, adults at the picnic played three games of live bingo, competing to win a range of fantastic prizes- a big thank you to The Old Post Office Bakery, Ms Cupcake, Sainsbury’s Abbey Wood, Brixton Pound, and Hairy Jayne for donating some lovely gifts for our residents.
A big thank you to all of our volunteers and all of the residents who came along to enjoy themselves- we hope to see you all again next year!