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Open Day celebrations at Widdrington Station's Avala Care Home with (left to right-back row) Nancy McConnell, Manager Peter Kindley, Noreen Arries, Jen Farrow, Ellyson Potts, Pat Thorp, Colin Hawkshaw and (front row-left to right) Margaret Agan, Alan Mason, Phyllis Vaughan and Jeannie Smith.'REF 2106130021
Open Day celebrations at Widdrington Station's Avala Care Home with (left to right-back row) Nancy McConnell, Manager Peter Kindley, Noreen Arries, Jen Farrow, Ellyson Potts, Pat Thorp, Colin Hawkshaw and (front row-left to right) Margaret Agan, Alan Mason, Phyllis Vaughan and Jeannie Smith.'REF 2106130021
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CARE-HOME residents have thrown open their doors for a fun-filled community day.

Residents and staff at HC-One’s Avala Park in Mile Road, Widdrington Station, organised events as part of the National Care Home Open Day on Friday.

Local police officers and crew from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service called in and a new Avala Park banner, which was made by residents, was unveiled.

There was also a brass band from Ashington, homemade cakes and a buffet, while visitors were invited to watch demonstrations of Tai chi, or join in a class.

Manager Paul Kindley said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day. We had lots of activities and a garden party, which went down a storm.

“It did really well for our recommendations as well, which doubled in two days. The staff were wonderful. Even staff who were on a day off came in to give us a hand.

“The banner was made by our residents with Mind Active in Bedlington. It has taken a while to finish, but they have done really well. It is on display now.”