After three days of unusually hot weather in Summer 2016 a perfect temperature ensured patients and staff at children’s eating disorder service, Ellern Mede Ridgeway enjoyed a happy day on Friday 22 July 2016 with a barbecue, and games. We played volleyball and also had a game of throwing wet sponges at some of our staff!

Dietitian, Oliver, was a great sport, popping his head through an artistically arranged Board that said ‘Challenge Yourself’ and getting a soaking. Chef, Theresa was one of the first in line to throw a sponge.

“It was funny seeing Oliver getting his face wet,” said one patient. “We had some fun playing games in the sun.”

“I didn’t know how good I was at Volleyball but one of our staff showed me what to do and I think I did really well,” said another.

Centre Manager, Nancy Maicoo and Clinical Lead, Dr Hind Al-Khairulla were there to join in. Nancy said: “It’s always one of the highlights of our Summer to get everyone together where they can run around and enjoy the garden and the Marquee.”

To find out more about Ellern Mede Ridgeway call 0203 209 7900.