Around 140 guests joined residents and tenants of Manson House for a delicious hog roast, raising £3,134 for the residential care home’s amenity fund.
The event is held every year in early September and offers an opportunity for the residents and their families and friends to get together to celebrate the end of harvest. Supporters came from Suffolk, Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, and Oxfordshire to enjoy the party.
The exceptional hog roast, complete with crackling, was provided by James Stamper, a former trustee and loyal supporter of R.A.B.I. Popular swing singer Mickey Fordola stepped in last minute to take over entertainment for the afternoon.
Carole Smith, head of Manson House, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along, and special thanks to James and his nephew Richard who stayed up all night cooking the hog.”
Despite the hot weather, an additional £320 was raised for R.A.B.I through the sale of Christmas cards.