Olympic party at Little Cairnie

ARBROATH patients took part in their own version of the Olympics last week.

An Olympic-themed party was held at Little Cairnie Hospital as part of an Angus-wide celebration of all things Olympian.

The events were hosted by staff from the Angus Specialist Palliative Care Services who help to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

The parties were Team GB-themed right down to the red, white and blue decorations, invitations and snacks.

At the parties, patients competed in their own special mini-Olympic Games, with quizzes and competitions along the way.

At the end of the party each patient was presented with a gold medal.

Helen Dryden, palliative care clinical lead, Angus Community Health Partnership, said: “The Olympics only happen once every four years. However many of our patients show quiet courage, hope, determination and effort to make the most of every day.

“In the true spirit of the Olympics patients, volunteers and all staff recognise the value of mutual understanding, friendship, support and the fun in taking part.

“I consider them all winners.”