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The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday
The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday

A trust which provides support for adults with learning disabilities held its annual "fun day" on the same day as the Royal wedding.

Kevin Armstrong, work and education manager for the Lodge Trust in Market Overton, said the event had been going on for the past 30 years and was usually held on the third Saturday in May.

The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday
The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday

"When we heard that the Royal wedding was one the same day we asked if they could move it," he joked.

"It actually worked out quite well as we had a big screen in the hall with the wedding on so people were able to watch it.

"The hall was full and we served Pimms and strawberries and cream."

The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday
The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday

Kevin said about 700 people had attended the event which started at 10.30am and ended at 3.30pm.

"We had a range of activities and entertainment on the go including two local choirs, birds of prey shows through the day, lots of games and loads of food.

"We love our food here."

The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday
The Lodge Trust held its fun day on Saturday

He said a range of products made by residents were sold on the day.

"We have 30 residents aged from 23 to 84 and 15 day guests as well.

"We teach them various skills such as sewing, crafts, making jams and woodwork," said Kevin.

"A lot of the things we sold on Saturday were made by them.

"The proceeds are all put back into the trust to support the work we do and we use the money to buy new machinery or organise day trips."



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