Family Fun at Home Instead’s Annual Summer BBQ

The caregiving team at Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk recently got together for their third annual summer BBQ where staff and their families enjoyed an afternoon of great food and good company.  

The sun shone all day as Home Instead co-owners Andrew and Sheena Van Parys got stuck in and cooked the sausages and burgers which were supplied from local butchers, Johnson’s of Thirsk.

To keep the children entertained all afternoon UFO Leisure from Thirsk supplied the Bouncy Castle and the Big Bouncy Slide.  

A raffle at the event raised £50.00 which will be donated to a local charity. The chosen charity will be elected by the caregiving team.   

The team at Home Instead believe it is important to be part of the community and to support local charities. They regularly fund raise and donate to a number of charities in the area including Carers’ Resource, Dementia Forward, The Alzheimer’s Society and Parkinson’s UK

Overall the event was a huge success with over 50 people enjoying the afternoon and the sunshine.

Sheena Van Parys commented; ‘It was a great opportunity for our caregiving and office team to relax and catch up with each other and meet each other’s family.  Roll on next year for another summer event.’


For more information on the services offered by Home Instead or about joining the team, please call: Harrogate on 01423 774490 Ripon 01765 530400 or for Thirsk 01845 440510 or visit: