STAFF, residents, relatives and the community came together to enjoy a Basingstoke care home’s end-of-summer showdown fete.

Ashcombe House, in Worting Road, Basingstoke, held the fete in the home’s grounds on Sunday, September 10.

After what was one of the hottest weeks of the year everything was set up outside before the heavens opened and the rain came down.

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A home spokesperson said: “Residents were amused to see staff running around to bring everything indoors.”

A variety of activities were held throughout the day, including a barbecue, knitted crafts stall, bric a brac, tombola, and guest singer Tony Allgood wowed the crowd with some singalong favourites.

A raffle with donations from families and businesses was drawn by a volunteer of the home, Lola Johnson, aged 13, with resident Josie Horton over the moon to win the star prize of a huge Husky teddy.

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Resident Ivy Gibson said: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was surrounded by family and lots of great people and of course my favourite singer Tony. Staff did a great job, not just on the day, but organising the event and getting everyone together.”

General manager at the home Louise Lambert said: “We won’t let the weather spoil any fun for our residents. Staff at Ashcombe are dedicated to making sure that the home is a hub of the local community, and this event, along with all their hard work, has definitely paid off. It was a resounding success.”