Strongman Geoff Capes opens summer fete at Ketton care home

Geoff Capes cuts the ribbon to declare the sensory garden open''Photo: SM130811-124js
Geoff Capes cuts the ribbon to declare the sensory garden open''Photo: SM130811-124js
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FORMER world’s strongest man Geoff Capes helped care home residents open their summer fete and a recently completed sensory garden.

The fete took place at Chater Lodge care home, Ketton, on Saturday, raising £360 for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Chater Lodge Residents’ Fund. Residents and their families enjoyed various stalls and saw Chater Lodge manager Nicky Cahill put in the stocks.

The event also celebrated the opening of the care home’s new sensory garden which aims to stimulate the senses of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Geoff Capes was invited to officially open the garden.

Ms Cahill said “Geoff was lovely. He enjoyed the fete and chatted easily with residents and staff.”

“Many of our residents suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, both of which can lead to a loss of sensory perception.”

It is hoped the garden will help residents develop sight, smell and touch.