The children and young adults staying with us and their support staff were treated to live music on Wednesday 19th August. Even the weather couldn’t dampen spirits, when in true festival spirit, the rain poured down.
This summer holiday Chailey Fest was the brainchild of our residential activity co-ordinators, Rosie and Steve, who, through a great deal of planning were able to put on the experience while still adhering to social distancing rules.
Local band Buckler’s Reel, a fantastic lively folk/rock band were contacted and they were happy to take some time off work to play for us, playing three sets over the course of the day to enable the bubbles from our residential bungalows to attend.
To complete the festival experience the site was decorated with lights, over 600 feet of bunting and staff manned stalls at the event handing out glow sticks, hair garlands, temporary tattoos. There was even an ice cream stall to complete this truly multisensory experience.
Buckler’s Reel really were amazing; full of energy and fantastic music, support workers were dancing with the young people/young adults and really got into the spirit of the event, whilst many of the staff from other areas of the Foundation also came to join in.
The rain didn’t stop us all having fun at the Chailey Fest!