Reptile encounter for Wherry residentssss
Published by Anonymous for Circle in Housing and also in Communities
Wherry Summer fun day
Residents of Wherry Housing Association, part of Circle Housing Group, have been getting up close and personal with members of the reptile family at fun days acrossEast Anglia.
Wherry hosted four events at the beginning of August at which braver residents could hold and find out more about the snakes and other reptiles on show. Those less keen on the slippery guests could also try their hand at circus skills, face-painting and Olympic-inspired sports games and crafts.
Wherry’s fun days have been bringing residents together on an annual basis since 2006. This year, over 600 residents attended events in Ipswich, Sprowston,Cambridgeand Kings Lynn. Activities kept kids entertained and when they weren’t taking part themselves parents and others were free to find out more about the benefits of Wherry’s many other services.
Members of staff were on hand to give residents energy saving tips, as well as talking to those affected by the upcoming changes to the benefits system. The fun day also gave residents the opportunity to find out more about local adult education services.
Wherry resident Ellie Newell, who attended the Sprowston event, said: “This is the first fun day I have attended and I have to say my children, who are 18,14 and 3 years-old, had a great time. I got lots of information, the kids held reptiles, we won a raffle prize and did some kiddie crafts. It was a good day all round!"
Sue Stavers, Acting Managing Director of Wherry Housing Association, said: “Our fun days are a great way for residents to get to know each other, build communities and enjoy themselves. It is also really positive that people are taking the opportunity to find out more about the different ways we can help them with energy costs, money management and welfare reform“.