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Wokingham Borough Council’s Fun Day For Vulnerable Adults

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Someof the Borough’s most vulnerable adults attended the first-ever inclusion eventat Dinton Pastures Country Park, on 3 July, as a part of Wokingham BoroughCouncil’s new initiative to combat loneliness. 

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From feeding the ducks, to crazy golf, it was a chance to getout in the fresh air and socialise. 30 adults from local groups such as theDaffodil Dementia Group and the Rose Buddies (a group for adults with learningdifficulties) took part.

The morning started with a gentle walk around Black Swan Lakewith the council’s sports and leisure team, before a spot of pond dipping atTufty’s Corner with a Dinton Pastures ranger. After lunch at the Dragonfly Cafesome of the attendees enjoyed a friendly game of crazy golf while othersrelaxed in the sunshine. Attendees even had the chance to sign up to the ThamesWater extra support service for vulnerable adults. 

The Day

The day was rounded off with a group sing song and danceaccompanied by ukulele band No Strings Attached.

“We are lucky that we live in such a caring borough, with somany kind and compassionate people willing to help those in need,” said CharlesMargetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services. “Eventslike these are at the heart of what we, as a council, wish to achieve.

“If you know of anyone who suffers from loneliness or isolation,I kindly ask you to let them know about the activities we offer and all theirbenefits. Let’s look out for one another and lend a helping hand.”