Festive fun!

Ladies swimming class members had a Christmas lunch at Aquafyn, Dinnington (w121203-11)

Ladies swimming class members had a Christmas lunch at Aquafyn, Dinnington (w121203-11)

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People have been getting into the festive spirit across the borough this month.

At Aquafyn in Dinnington the ladies swimming club got together out of the pool to celebrate the big day.

Instead of swimming they enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch at the pool.

Anston Greenlands School held a Christmas fair before the end of term.

There was lots going on for old and young alike with plenty of stalls to grab a few last minute presents.

Christmas celebrations have been in full swing for people receiving care from Rotherham’s adult mental health inpatient unit.

Staff at Swallownest Court, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), have arranged a whole host of activities for service users.

These included festive arts and crafts, decorating the wards, Christmas parties and even an inter-ward cake decorating competition.

Service users, carers and staff also enjoyed a special carol concert led by the Trust’s Roman Catholic chaplain Father Andy Graydon, which was followed by tea and mince pies.

RDaSH modern matron John O’Grady said: “Christmas spirit can be in short supply for those whose lives are affected by mental illness, so we make a great effort to spread some festive joy to everyone in our care, along with their relatives and carers.”

“There was a great turnout for the carol concert, which was a wonderfully uplifting event. It really brought everyone together and was a perfect way to kick-start the festive celebrations.”

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