COLD CHANGE: Patrick and Elizabeth Moore and Gwen Thomas enjoy an ice-cream cone at the I Scream day at St Francis Aged Care.
COLD CHANGE: Patrick and Elizabeth Moore and Gwen Thomas enjoy an ice-cream cone at the I Scream day at St Francis Aged Care. Contributed

Ice-cream day a sweet success

OF A Friday after school, Annabel Dungey helps deliver ice-cream to the residents of St Francis Aged Care. It wasn't long before she became known as the Ice-Cream Fairy as she brought little tubs of ice-cream to residents and brightened up their afternoon.

It wasn't long before Annabel noticed that everyone loved ice-cream, but there was usually only vanilla. She suggested to her father, St Francis Aged Care manager Tyrone Dungey, that the residents might like to have some real ice-creams from I Scream, which is her favourite ice-cream store.

"I thought it would be nice to get the little cart down to our facility with a heap of different flavours," Mr Dungey said.

"If we couldn't get the residents to the ice-cream, we would bring the ice-cream to the residents."

Mr Dungey said I Scream was happy to be part of the plan, and an I Scream ice-cream day was held recently.

"I didn't know how it was going to go, but it was great," Mr Dungey said.

"The residents absolutely loved it. We invited family members and had a lot of grandchildren out, so it was good for them to enjoy the company."

The ice-cream day involved the Clarence Valley Rockers, who put on a show of music and dancing.

"It was very nostalgic for the residents. A lot of them were talking about the clothes and the music," he said.

Mr Dungey said the day was such a success, they hoped to hold another soon.



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