Our care news
2 Oct 2015
Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton recently held their Summer Fete. Both team members and residents worked together to arrange the day. The home was inundated with donations and volunteers from the local community to contribute to the fete.
The team arranged various activities throughout the day for residents and visitors to enjoy. Brave members of the team volunteered to go in the stocks for a soaking with wet sponges which was great entertainment for all. A magician attended and wowed crowds with his tricks and impressive balloon animals for the children.
There was a refreshment stall with cream tea, strawberries and cream and ice lollies for everyone to enjoy. A BBQ was also available selling burgers and hot dogs which were provided by a local butcher as a donation for the fete. To add to the day, there were a number of other stalls including local church members selling homemade jam to help raise funds for Gotton Manor residents social funds. Friends of the home also donated gifts and prizes to be used in the raffle and tombola.
“I’m so proud of the home for holding such a fun day. It ran smoothly and was great entertainment for all that attended. We are so grateful for all the help and kind donations we received from people in the local community. Overall, we managed to raise over £600 which will go towards the residents fund. I can’t wait to arrange next year!” said Patricia Coiley, Home Manager.
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1 Oct 2015
The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Warsop, Mansfield arranged for residents to enjoy a day out in Newark for a picnic and a boat trip along the River Trent. Newark is a favourite for some of the residents so the team thought it would be a nice idea to arrange two day trips there for them.
The day started with a picnic lunch beside the River Trent in the glorious sunshine. This was then followed by a two hour afternoon boat trip along the river, sailing passed all the historical buildings throughout Newark. The residents enjoyed talking about the passing scenery and wildlife – they even started waving at other boats passing by. The boat passed through one of the locks on the river which was interesting for everyone to see. Everyone enjoyed some afternoon tea on the boat which ended the day perfectly.
Lucy Stupple, Home Manager, told us “it’s great to get the residents out and about on trips like this which we try to do as much as we can. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it – especially the boat trip. It was lovely to see everyone waving happily to other boats along the Trent. A great day was had by all!”
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