Low Furlong’s Superhero Saturday!

At Low Furlong Care Home in Shipston-on-Stour, they know all about superheroes: they work and live alongside them every day! 

Among these heroes, they count their residents, who have served during wars, been held as POWs, laboured in the Land Army, flown planes, and more besides; their community responders and volunteers, who give up their free time to help keep Shipston safe and special; and their staff, whose superpowers include their kindness, compassion, patience and tireless dedication to duty.

To celebrate these acts of real-life heroism, they threw a superhero party at the home on Saturday 13 July, and invited all their friends and neighbours to come along.

Music was provided by talented vocalist, Katie Ellen, and attendees enjoyed picnic lunches in their garden as they had fun at their various themed stalls, such as their “Green Arrow Challenge”, competing at archery to win a voucher for five free family swims at Shipston Leisure Club, and entering their fancy dress competition, for which the top prize was a sweetie hamper. They even ran their own pop-up comic shop.

They were delighted to be joined by Shipston’s Community Responders, who they presented with a Care Home FaNS (Friends and Neighbours) certificate in honour of all their invaluable work.

Residents had a delightful time, getting into the superhero spirit with costumes and props, and they loved running the stalls and playing host to Low Furlong’s various guests, especially the younger party-goers who had come in fancy dress! One resident said “It was brilliant! I’ve never been to a party like it.”

Low Furlong are thrilled to have raised a significant amount of money for their Residents’ Fund, which pays for all their events, outings and activities, but mostly they’re proud to have helped recognise the superheroes in their midst and given a little bit back to their ‘super community’.


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