Scope Short Breaks 40th anniversary
9 August 2011
Scope Short Breaks Service in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk celebrated its 40th anniversary on 9 August 2011.
It was a fantastic bright sunny day with a lot of visitors to the unit. There was music in the garden all day from 10am until 4pm.
In the morning, there was an excellent magician who spent two hours entertaining all the young people. He made flowers, animals, anything you could think of with balloons. The afternoon was spent being entertained by a puppeteer who also engaged the young people with music and songs. The day was a success from start to finish. Parents, carers and visitors who attended have given us some very positive feedback.
The Scope Inclusion team celebrated with us as well, bringing some of the young people who use their service. They also had a lovely day, especially when one young man won a raffle prize.
The local press attended and the event was covered by a large write-up of the unit and the history including a lovely group photograph.
The staff turned out in force and turned their hand to anything that was needed to be done – from serving teas and cakes to organising the raffle and of course looking after our visitors.
It will be a day to remember and our thanks go to everyone who attended. Roll on the 50th...