Barn-dance themed fete gets residents singing and dancing

Residents, families and the local community donned their cowboy outfits to enjoy a barn-dance themed fete at Cochrane Care Home on Saturday.   Despite damp weather, over £1100 was raised in a fun filled day, which included face painting, a home baking stall and tearoom.   Residents had a ball singing along to country and western songs all afternoon, performed by local entertainers Elation.   The West Ambulance Station in Glasgow also made an appearance, allowing visitors to explore the ambulance, sit in the driver’s seat and turn the blue lights on. Adults benefited from a ‘mini MOT’, where the paramedics checked their blood pressure and pulse.   Donna Neil, Cochrane Care Home Manager said: “Considering the weather, we had a great turn out on the day and residents and their families thoroughly enjoyed the activities and stalls on display. We’re delighted with the amount of money raised.   “I’d like to give a special thanks to Graham and Tony from the West Ambulance Station who gave up their time off to visit us on Saturday.”   Cochrane Care Home is run by Silverline Care. Nestling next to its sister home, Ranfurly, it enjoys a pleasant position in the leafy suburbs of Johnstone, with much of the home overlooking parkland.