A family fun day has raised £27,000 to help enhance the lives of residents at a new care and community hub in Stanmore.

Over 2,000 people turned out for the Jewish Care Family Fun Day, which went ahead last Sunday (16th June) at Aldenham Park.

It comes only a few months after residents moved from Princess Alexandra Home into the new Anita Dorfman House.

It marks the completion of the first stage of Jewish Care’s Sandringham development.

The second stage of works are currently underway – and are set to be compete in Autumn 2020.

It will see the building of Pears Court, 48 independent living apartments and The Ronson Family Community Centre - a community hub for residents and visitors alike.

Brian Eisenberg, chair of the family fun day special events committee, said: “We’re very pleased to have raised such a significant amount which will help to enhance the lives of the residents at Sandringham.

“It funded outings as well as a number of specialist therapeutic art and music programmes and activity sessions to ensure the residents can continue to take part in a whole range of meaningful activities to enrich their lives.

“It was wonderful to be able to welcome some of the residents who enjoyed the day out in the open.”

Showers did not dampen the spirit of families at the event, with supporters of Jewish Care and members of the local community treated to a variety of activities throughout the day.

Jeremy Feldman from Borehamwood, who went to the fun day with four generations of his family, said: “I’ve come here with my family, ranging from the ages of 3 to 94 and we’ve all had a great time.

“It’s been really good fun, the weather held up and there were so many family friendly activities for everyone.”

Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the UK’s Jewish community in London and the South East, running over 70 centres and services.

The organisation provides services for older people, people with disabilities, mental health needs, visual impairment, as well as Holocaust survivors and refugees.

It also offers support and guidance to families, carers and the bereaved, as well as programmes for children and young people.