Staff and residents from Prescott House in Burgess Hill, Sussex, recently enjoyed a sports day and picnic in the local park.

A window of fine weather arrived just in time to allow everyone to enjoy a range of sporting events. Prescott House Scheme Manager Lisa Peters laid down the gauntlet by pitching housing staff against care staff in the first races. After some fiercely competitive and bravely fought races including skipping, sack racing and three legged racing, the housing team came out as champions with 35 points to 31.

Customers thoroughly enjoyed the events, getting stuck into bean bag throwing, wheelchair racing, egg and spoon racing and the sack race. Who knew Prescott House had so many good sports!

Prescott House

The races were followed by a delicious and bountiful picnic for residents and local staff thanks to Prescott House’s newly appointed Chef Jade Wiltshire.

Emma Gould, a keen competitor and Head of Services said:

“This was great fun and a huge success; residents have even asked for this to be an annual event! Residents of all abilities were supported by staff to engage in the races and events, and it was an absolute joy to witness and be a participant of this fantastic event, seeing so many people having fun”

Ivy, one of the residents, really enjoyed the event:

“It’s lovely to be out of the flat in the fresh air and it was great watching all the fun!”

All in all, it was an afternoon of  laughter and healthy competition followed by good food and good company. At the end everyone turned out to be a winner because Lisa held a medal presentation celebrating each participant’s personal achievements.