More than 3,000 people flocked to Jewish Care’s biggest ever family fun day which was back for the first time since 2019.

The sun shone as visitors were greeted by the charity's new purple heart mascot, welcoming families with handshakes and hugs to the day at Aldenham Country Park.

Families enjoyed an afternoon of fun, food and entertainment with activities ranged from Zorbing, a climbing tower and Laser Quest for older children to train rides, chair-o-planes, bungee trampolines, inflatables and soft play for those a little younger.

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Guests also got creative in the arts and crafts zone, made slime and dropped into the face painting, glitter and hair braiding bars in between tea cup rides and made cards and papers flowers with PJ Library for residents at Jewish Care homes.

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Refreshments kept the fun seekers refuelled from the barbeque as well as treats from the popcorn, candy floss and waffle stalls and drinks with added entertainment from schools, Clore Shalom in Shenley and Kerem School in East Finchley, as well as Dancing with Louise and Vanessa Class School of Dance.

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The event on June 12 was in aid of Jewish Care's Anita Dorfman House care home - its newest care and community hub on the Stanmore Hertfordshire border. It was sponsored by OakNorth Bank.

BBC Radio London broadcaster and journalist, Vanessa Feltz, who attended with her daughters and grandchildren, said: "What a magnificent day, beautifully organised and so much fun for all the family."

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Speaking after the event, Amy Woolf, chairman of Jewish Care Families and Jewish Care trustee, said: "It was wonderful to see so many families having a brilliant day out at the Jewish Care Family Fun Day today. I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard, all of our volunteers and also everyone who came along to support us to make it such a great success.

"We’re pleased that the funds we’ve raised will help to enhance the lives of the residents at Jewish Care’s Anita Dorfman House at Sandringham."

Times Series: Jewish Care chief executive Daniel Carmel-Brown with Jewish Care's mascots and young attendees. Credit: Justin GraingeJewish Care chief executive Daniel Carmel-Brown with Jewish Care's mascots and young attendees. Credit: Justin Grainge

Ms Woolf added: "During Covid-19 pandemic, especially before we had the vaccine, the carers and housekeeping team selflessly put the resident’s wellbeing and safety before their own everyday and the staff’s love, care and dedication to the residents’ across Jewish Care is inspiring for us all.”