Futures’ Celebration Day 2020

03 August 2020

Despite this years’ Celebration Day looking a little different it was still a whole lot of fun! We dressed up in our Hawaiian finery (picture floral garlands and loud shirts) and joined the rest of the Foundation in the parade around site. As we rounded the corner we were cheered on by the Life Skills Centre staff who made lots of noise and made us feel fabulous. Usually we’d enjoy having guests join us in the Futures garden for fantastic food and live music, but the young peoples’ parents were able to be a virtual part of the fun instead. They watched online as we posed at the rainbow balloon arch, accompanied by yet more whooping and cheering.

Willows bungalow had a fantastic themed meal of coconut coated chicken and Hawaiian vegetable curry, (each meal beautifully presented inside a pineapple) and after lunch each bungalow came up separately to the Futures’ garden to play games. As with the Rainbow Fair in May, the favourite activity was using the switch activated slingshot which aimed cream pies at a staff member posing as a ‘hula-girl’. One group of young people even used the slingshot to perfect their aim at the coconuts in the coconut shy! It really did work! The garden was decked out with foils and bunting and we were serenaded by the music of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole as we played splat the flamingo and had fun in the photo booth. As ever - Futures’ knows how to party and it was a great day of fun - let’s do it again next year!

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