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Coddington care home to hold festival for homeless children

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Joyce Antcliff Peter Gascoinge, residents at Greenfields

Greenfields Residential Care Home in Coddington is to hold Greenfest, to raise funds for El Shaddai Charitable Trust, which provides support to thousands of children living on the streets of India.

On 31 August, the specialist care home for adults with learning difficulties and autism will be throwing open its doors to welcome the community to its inaugural, annual fundraising festival. The event will provide fun activities for all the family, with a range of hot food, ice creams, games, music, bouncy castles and much more. Tickets are £2.50 for adults, and free for children.

Lauri Smith, manager of Greenfields, said: “As a service, we want to be able to give back, and we can do this with involvement from our local community. I have personal experience of working with El Shaddai Charitable Trust and the incredible work they do in Goa.

“Greenfest will be a fantastic community event. We hope local residents will get behind the event, and come and enjoy the festivities with us!”

El Shaddai Charitable Trust is as UK-based charity, which supports the running of orphanages and children’s homes in Goa, providing a comfortable, residential environment for children who would otherwise be living on the streets.

Tickets for Greenfest are available from Greenfields on Newark Road, or can be reserved by calling 01636 677981.

Martyn Heginbotham, managing director (south) of Pathways Care Group, part of Salutem Healthcare, said: “Greenfest will be a fantastic event, for a great cause.

“At Salutem Healthcare, we’re committed, not just to providing high quality care, but to running facilities which are integral to the local community.”