STAFF and residents at a brain injury unit in Ledbury donned a variety of wacky outfits to raise spirits on World Circus Day.

Market Lodge’s lounge was turned into a ‘Big Top’, with staff and residents taking on various roles such as ticket collector, food vendors and fortune teller.

Everyone was in high spirits as staff showcased an array of talents, including a ‘strong man’, jugglers and even one as a ‘performing seal’.

Tasty delights such as hotdogs, popcorn and baked apples were enjoyed throughout the afternoon.

Juls Simpson, service manager at Market Lodge - which is run by Shaw healthcare - said: ‘It was such an amazing afternoon with lots of laughter and fun.

"While the world is slowly getting back to normal, we still understand the impact of the current restrictions on our residents, who manage an array of complex physical and psychological issues.

"Organising such events, with input from the residents, is a great way to raise spirits during this tough time.

“The bar has been set rather high now but I’m excited to see what will be suggested next.”

Market Lodge is a specialist acquired brain injury care centre providing cost effective quality accommodation for adults aged 18 – 65 seeking short or long stay services.

The facility provides care and therapeutic support for people who have received an acquired brain injury, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals requiring enhanced supported living, nursing and reablement services in a post-acute setting.