Ahoy me hearties! Captain Jack Sparrow invades home

Oakfoss House having a Pirates based fun month.'Resident Mary Riley with Captain Jack Sparrow - Gareth Nordon
Oakfoss House having a Pirates based fun month.'Resident Mary Riley with Captain Jack Sparrow - Gareth Nordon
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CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow sparked mutiny at a Pontefract care home during a swashbuckling day of activities.

The Pirates of the Caribbean character ditched the Black Pearl to invade the town’s Oakfoss House, where residents were holding a pirates and princesses themed day.

On his quest for buried treasure, Johnny Depp lookalike Gareth Norden was distracted by landlubbers in pirate hats and tiaras playing giant Connect 4, Jenga and snakes and ladders.

Adele Tallon, manager at the Weavers Road facility, said: “We’d organised the day, but when we found out we could get a Johnny Depp lookalike to come as Captain Jack that was the icing on the cake.

“He mingled with the residents and presented them with medals for all their hard work preparing for the event.

“During the month the residents made neckerchiefs for the pirates and tiaras for the princesses.

“They also created a pirate ship collage by cutting out and tearing up bits of paper. It was really impressive.

“On the day they dressed up, wore pirate hats and played lots of different games.

“We’re now preparing for our next fun day for Halloween.”

The care home organises fun days every month taking themes suggested by residents.

Adele added: “In July we had a safari theme and took the residents on a day out to Knowsley Safari Park. In August we had a roaring 20s theme.

“We’re now preparing for the next few months, which will include an armed forces event and Christmas fun.”