On 21 July, social care charity, Father Hudson’s Care holds its third annual summer fete in Coleshill and you are invited.

The past two fetes have proved very popular, drawing people from Coleshill and further afield for an afternoon of fun and games. This year’s event will be bigger and better, with a marketplace of local businesses and craftspeople joining the charity’s stalls and games.

It will take place from 12 – 3 at Father Hudson’s grounds behind Sacred Heart & St Teresa Catholic church, Coleshill. The town’s Mayor, Tony Battle, will officially open the fete, kicking off the afternoon’s activities. There will be a barbecue provided by St Joseph’s Care Home, with supplies kindly donated by  a local butcher, as well as ice creams and homemade cakes. Two local singers will perform live music, entertaining with hits from across the decades. Father Hudson’s Domiciliary Care team and the Ability Team in Coventry are holding a football match. And there will be plenty for children to enjoy with Beat the Goalie, bouncy castle, crafts and games.

Joining the charity are local people selling Body Shop and Avon products, homemade hair accessories, jewellery, art and much more. Local businesses have donated raffle and tombola prizes, including local branches of Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s, to help the charity boost their coffers on the day.

St Joseph’s residential home is also opening its doors for tours on the day, creating an opportunity to have a look around and find out more about the care they offer.

All proceeds from the day will go towards Father Hudson’s work with vulnerable people across the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We hope to see you on the day!

Father Hudson’s Care is the principal social care charity of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Together with community partners they reach out to people from all walks of life to help some of society’s most vulnerable people. In Coleshill their adult care team supports people with complex care needs, learning disabilities and mental health needs to live an independent and meaningful life of their choosing. And they run St Joseph’s Residential Care Home, which specialises in dementia care.

Further afield, the charity runs New Routes fostering service and offers school-based support for children and young people experiencing difficulties. With its community partners it helps homeless people in Birmingham to make a fresh start at Tabor House, works with asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton, and helps older people who are experiencing isolation to reconnect with their local communities in Staffordshire and Worcester.

To find out more, visit Fatherhudsons.org.uk