The Lymington Carnival and Fete has received a welcome boost as they prepare for this summer’s event which is themed, ‘Centenary of music’. The headline sponsor, Colten Care will, for the fourth consecutive year, support the community day which is run by the Lions Club of Lymington and Brockenhurst. Thanks to the theme chosen for this year’s event, residents, families and Colten team members to think about their own favourite musicals over the years with the 1964 classic, Mary Poppins being the obvious choice for many. The staff at Colten care, relatives and residents will thus be dressing up as some of the characters in the very popular movie.

One resident at the Belmore Lodge care home located on Milford road, Mary Young, spoke during an evening launch party and she was very much looking forward to the chance of dressing up as her namesake and running into other people dressed as Berts. Ian Duncan, the president of the Lions Club said that they had chosen the theme, ‘100 Years of Music’ because the Lions Club is marking 100 years since it was created. He added that they were quite happy with their headline sponsors, Colton Care and everyone was getting into the spirit of the Mary Poppins theme. He also added that from the looks of things, this was going to be a great event for the community.

The manager at the home and also the parade leader for Colten Care during last year’s Carnival, Janie Pearman stated that the Carnival was a great community event and it created a lot of excitement among the people. She also said that everyone enjoyed preparing for the day by making decorations and costumes which they were going to wear during the carnival.

Pearman added that at the home, they did whatever they could to ensure their residents enjoyed a good quality of life although some will not be able to take part in community celebrations such as the Carnival. However, those who can go with the home’s support and care at every point because they want the residents to continue taking part in activities that they enjoy.

The Carnival will be on 16th July and on that day, Colten Care minibuses will stop in several locations to pick up residents. There will be a raised verge near the Town Hall so those who just want to watch the parade can sit and enjoy.

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