Wheelchair jousting and inflatable dragon costume to celebrate St George’s Day at care home

Staff and residents at a Sleaford area care home had an exciting time celebrating St George’s Day - with wheelchair jousting!

The afternoon event was held on April 23 at the Five Bells Residential Home in Folkingham.

Home manager Tracey Hall explained: “We hold monthly events and decided to celebrate St George’s Day with residents.

“We were not able to obtain a dragon so we had hoped a dinosaur costume would suffice, but as you can see, there was no way that was going to pass as a dragon!

Ready for jousting. Staff and residents at Folkingham's Five Bells care home. EMN-210427-164256001

“I initially put the costume on just for a laugh, but ended up walking up and down outside the front of the home for donations from staff for the residents fund.

“The residents watched and were rather amused to see their manager making a fool of herself.”

The staff and residents then donned knightly tabards and whizzed up and down the patio brandishing their ‘lances’ to see if they could hit the targets.

Traditional English refreshments were served to round off a fun afternoon.

Five Bells care home manager Tracey Hall and the dinosaur dragon costume. EMN-210427-164245001
Wheelchair jousting was a big hit on St George's Day at the Five Bells care home in Folkingham. EMN-210427-164327001
Cheers to St George. Residents and relatives enjoyed the St George's Day festivities. EMN-210427-164306001
Refreshments served during the St Georges Day fun at Five Bells care home, Folkingham. EMN-210427-164317001