The Halloween celebrations at Emerald Care Services Station House and St. Pauls were wonderfully wicked this year – as the team created a devilish lockdown disco night.
Led by support workers Sharon and Jodie, the Rotherham-based team were determined to make it a night to remember as the people they support were in lockdown and couldn’t go to their usual Halloween disco.
The week began with Scott Fleming and Paul Magrs heading out to a local pumpkin patch to pick fruits for everyone to carve. Meanwhile, the support team put together a gory buffet full of treats for everyone to enjoy.
The people supported at both services got ready after going to a lot of trouble to pick out their costumes for the evening. They arrived in the main rooms to discover the whole place had been done out in Halloween-themed decorations.
According to Service Manager Lisa Warren, everyone appreciated the effort put in to make this “the best party ever”.
Lisa said: “Halloween is the biggest night of the year and the staff teams were determined to make it a night to remember, even though we were in lockdown.
“Sharon and Jodie came up with so many creative ideas – like making a haunted walk through our new pergolas in the garden, scary bingo and a trick or treat tombola.”
The night also involved singing and dancing at the spooky disco and plenty of fun and games. Over at St. Pauls, it was a more relaxed atmosphere as chosen by the two men supported there. However, they were still decked out in their Halloween finery and enjoyed pumpkin carving and lovely food.
Lisa said: “It wasn’t just as good as our usual disco, it was better – I’m so very proud of the staff for making a difference in the lives of people they support.
“It was lovely to see everybody enjoying themselves and to hear that they thought it was ‘the best Halloween ever’.”