Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a fantastic Easter Fair this weekend, as the residents and staff of Weavers’ Court opened their doors to the local community.
The weather was very kind for the family-oriented event, with bright spring sunshine throughout.
Children could enjoy an inflatable slide and an old fashioned merry-go-round in the car park, while a large collection of stalls kept their parents and grandparents entertained.
Attractions included Hook a Duck, a soft toy tombola and guess how many crème eggs in the jar.
Meanwhile the Easter Bunny was around all day, including laying out an Easter egg hunt in the £7m building’s gardens and allotment.
The Weavers Court café served food and drinks throughout the event, with head chef Alex Burkhardt and his team helping to sustain all the stallholders.
Scheme manager David Curran and activities coordinator Liz Pratt led the residents in raising a total of £370 for Weavers’ Court Residents Association, as well as enjoying a few turns on the inflatable slide themselves.
Other agencies who supported the event were The Royal Voluntary Service and Hospice Care North Northumberland.
Localism officer Lewis Rimington from the building’s landlord Karbon Homes (formerly Isos Housing) was also on hand to ensure the event ran smoothly.
Liz said: “We are really pleased that so many members of the local community came along and supported our event. It just shows that Weavers’ Court has become a thriving hub within Alnwick and we look forward to many more exciting events throughout the year!”