The Kingsway Court Health and Wellbeing Centre had a fabulous Harvest event on Saturday 6th September. It was outdoors in the community Garden and was a celebration of the food that was grown in the raised plots by all the gardeners. The sun was shining and lots of the local residents of the flats came out to join in with all the fun. We had various cooking demonstrations, with great tasting home-made soup, vegetable pakora, coleslaw and potato scones all made from produce from the garden. A special thank you to our demonstration cooks for their time and effort. The Kingsway Music Stars provided all the musical entertainment with our resident DJ Mark Robb and a band of his merry men playing instruments and making sure everyone got into their groove! We had singing from some of the talented youngsters who attend the Music group and who are coached by some local Kingsway volunteers.
Colourful costumes and Sri Lanka dancing displays were wonderful to watch and the dancers were 2 of our own local Tamil girls. The Information Tent with displays and information all about the Kingsway Centre was a focal point for people to find out about all the different groups and activities that people can participate within the centre and was manned by some of our very helpful and glamorous assistants from the Kingsway Women Group.
Eric our resident Gardener and volunteer Helena were on hand to answer any gardening questions and provided an opportunity for people to pot some plant cuttings to take away and enjoy at home. Frank was available to provide gardening help/tips and information on the new “Vegware” disposable plates etc that can be just thrown on the compost heap and will biodegrade into the soil. A much more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paper plates,
A great fun day was had by all and from all the big smiling happy faces, it was a great day for everyone, the workers, the volunteers who deserve a great BIG thanks and all those that came along to join in and celebrate living in Kingsway, We can all say out big and loud, we are CONFIDENT CAPABLE AND PROUD!