The Phab Diamond celebrations kicked off in style at the North Regional Fun Weekend at Mytton Fold Hotel, Lancashire. With one hundred and eleven Phab members from fourteen Phab clubs attending, there were certainly plenty of opportunities to “make more of life together”.
After an enjoyable evening on the Friday catching up with old friends and new, followed by a fun quiz in the bar, we woke on Saturday morning ready for an exciting day packed full of activities. There was plenty to choose from including Boccia, Zumba, drumming, first aid, truffle making, wine tasting, arts and crafts, nail painting and Drumacise.
That evening we continued the celebrations at our Diamond Ball. As we arrived dressed up to the nines in our suits and gowns, we walked down the red carpet and took our seats for the gala dinner in the beautifully decorated Abbey Suite.
As soon as the meal was over, the disco began and in true Phab fashion the dance floor was full to capacity from the moment the music started to the moment it finished! The atmosphere was incredible and it was wonderful to see so many Phab clubs getting together and enjoying each other’s company.
On the Sunday morning we held The Great Phab Bake Off! Splitting into small groups everyone had to design and create a show stopper that Mary Berry would have been proud of! The theme was to make something that represented the area your Phab Club is from and the imagination, flare and enthusiasm of the groups produced some wonderful results! There was Rossendale Ski Slope, Bradford Mosque, the three swans of Selby, a red bus, the Rossendale landscape and the Angel of the North. The winning team were I AM Phab Bebington who created a beautiful flower to represent the park movement which started on the Wirral.
The whole weekend was fantastic from start to finish and this was all down to the wonderful people who attended, everyone who facilitated the workshops and all the staff at Mytton Fold Hotel. The enthusiasm and passion for Phab shone through in everyone and helped to create fantastic memories we will never forget.