photo of Mayor of Sandwell Cllr Richard Jones and consort Cllr Richard McVittie on the Gallopers at Pat Collins Funfair for Select Lifestyles’ free funfair day out.

Funfair way to thank hard-working care staff

More than 1,000 staff, clients and family and friends at a Sandwell care provider were treated to a free funfair day out thanks to the generosity of Nick Horton, owner of Select Lifestyles, based in Oldbury.

Black Country funfair operator Pat Collins Funfairs was booked to provide everything from bumper car rides, carousel fun, a ghost train and even candy floss at the event in Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich.

All the guests were given lunch, free rides, a disco, and an amazing karaoke show. Mark Blackstock, from Pat Collins Funfairs, based in Walsall Wood, said: “It was a fantastic gesture by Nick to his staff, family and friends. We estimate that more than 10,000 rides, were enjoyed with the dodgems and the waltzer proving to be particularly popular, plus lots and lots of candy floss, burgers, and vegetarian noodles consumed.”

photo of Nicola Richards MP for West Bromwich East pictured with Select owner Nick Horton and some of his staff.
Among the guests was Nicola Richards MP for West Bromwich East pictured with Select owner Nick Horton and some of his staff.

Select Lifestyles is a care provider for adults with learning difficulties and associated conditions and helps people live fulfilling lives. It operates supported living premises throughout the Black Country as well as day centres.

Owner Nick Horton wanted to give staff and service users a thank you for what they did and had to face during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Nick wanted to say thank you to all our staff and our service users for all they did and had to put up with through the pandemic. He paid for the event and offered the free day out to more than 170 service users and 400 staff as well as to their family and friends.

“There was everything there that you would find in a funfair with free admission and food for those taking part in the day,” said Steve Lear, Select Lifestyles sales and marketing manager.

Main photo: Mayor of Sandwell Cllr Richard Jones and consort Cllr Richard McVittie on the Gallopers at Pat Collins Funfair for Select Lifestyles’ free funfair day out.

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