Some photos taken during the launch of Fans on 9th June 2014
The afternoon opened with Brian Mister chairman of My Home Life Community Association welcoming everyone to the launch of FaNS and thanking all those who had worked together in preparing for this day.
A short keynote address was provided by the former care services minister Paul Burstow MP who was an invited guest for the occasion.
During the afternoon a number of presentations were made including one by Lisa Carpenter describing her experience working as a Community Volunteer.
Babs Loveless, a resident in Freda Gunton Lodge Colchester, described her experience of working with youngsters who regularly visit her home and how much she and others appreciated the opportunity to chat with them.
FaNs is for everyone! Represented at the launch were representatives of local church and scout groups as well as a number of primary school children, all of whom regularly visit care homes in the Colchester area.
After the formalities were over, everyone moved outside to enjoy the warm and sunny weather and chat with other FaNs while enjoying some refreshments.
During the afternoon, we were entertained by Frankie Coulter, a local pianist who played a selection of musical items on his keyboard.