Sanctuary Care home residents in Bridgwater were feeling fruity last week as they showed their support for cancer prevention.
There were an ap-peel-ing variety of exotic fruits on offer when residents at The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive hosted a fruity Friday event (on Friday 5 May) to show off the fun and easier ways to get your ten-a-day.
Delicious fruits and smoothies
To help raise awareness of World Cancer Research Fund UK’s ‘Get Fruity’ campaign, residents, friends and loved ones enjoyed generous helpings of delicious fruits, including passion fruit, dragon fruit, kiwi, water melon, grapefruit, grapes, figs, bananas and many more.
They also got to grips with the trendy juicing craze by sampling their own delicious homemade juices from the tropical produce.
Trying new fruit at 92!
92-year-old resident Joan Hurford said: “The fruit was wonderfully bright and beautiful!
“It was lovely to try fruit I’ve never tried before – I have some new favourites like muscat beauty grapes and dragon fruit.”
Fellow resident Pauline Lloyd, who is 88 years old added: ‘‘I’ve always been a fruit lover and to have a day dedicated to fruit was just wonderful.”
Learning fun ways to get your ten-a-day
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities assistant Chloe Hembery continued: “We are all very health conscious here at The Rosary so we thought what better way to support a cause close to all our hearts than by enjoying our very own fruity Friday.
“The smoothies were delicious and the residents enjoyed learning how younger people these days are enjoying their ten-a-day.”
Get Fruity campaign
‘Get Fruity’ events see people across the country hold fruit-themed events and activities to raise awareness for cancer prevention and the nutritional benefit of a healthy diet being a simple step to reduce the risk of developing cancer.