Lanterns and smiles at Blackpool Carers’ Centre

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre.  Pictured are Jessica Hesketh and Courtney Hesketh with Ruben Lear.
Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre. Pictured are Jessica Hesketh and Courtney Hesketh with Ruben Lear.
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Lights, fire pits and tales on mystery and imagination were all part of the fun when Blackpool Carers’ Centre enjoyed a lantern festival.

Around 70 people visited the centre in Newton Drive which famously underwent a DIY SOS transformation last year.

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre

Chief executive Michelle Smith said : “It was magical despite the rain on the night.

“We had crafts made by some of our adult carers, plus music and entertainments.

“The children didn’t care and were in and out the garden all night and enjoyed the toasted marshmallows at the fire. They also really enjoyed the storytelling sessions down in the chillax room in the garden which is looking great now thanks to help from Myerscough College and their students.

“People worked so hard,I would like to thank everyone who helped make it such a good night.”

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre

The filming of the BBC DIY SOS picked up a Royal Television Society West of England Award last week with judges citing the programme’s “strength in finding great stories and delivering high octane emotion.”

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Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre.  Pictured are Dawn Maher and Michaela Goodridge.

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre. Pictured are Dawn Maher and Michaela Goodridge.

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre.  Storyteller Dana Gledhill reads to some of the children.

Lantern festival at Blackpool Carer's Centre. Storyteller Dana Gledhill reads to some of the children.