Wild West fun at care home on the range!

Cowboys and Indians' style party at the Belong Wigan community care village

Cowboys and Indians' style party at the Belong Wigan community care village

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IT was a Wild Wild West occasion at a Wigan community care village when staff, residents, family and friends rallied together for a cowboys and Indians-style party.

Everyone at Platt Bridge-based Belong Wigan was in high-spirits, dressing up in wide-brimmed hats and feather headdresses, dancing to a jukebox selection of old country and western tunes, and taking part in rounds of the old fairground game Tin Can Alley.

The village was decorated to match, with hay bales, wanted posters and Gingham tablecloths upon which an American-style dinner of burgers and chilli was served.

Guests at the party included Belong apartment tenants Connie Richardson and her brother Doug who said: “Me and my sister had a brilliant time - we always do!

“All the staff here are great friends to us both, just as they were to my wife Frieda. They go to great lengths to make sure we get included in everything, and their events and activities never fail to bring everyone together, socialising. It’s what gives the village such a lively and warm, welcoming atmosphere.” The party was organised by village staff and Belong experience co-ordinator Marie Calderbank.