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5 Jul 2016

Residents at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead had a shock last week as the team turned up to work in the wrong trousers.

Wrong Trousers Day helps to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital, and the team at Marlborough Court did a fantastic job.

Hayley Mercer, Personal Activities Leader, said: “All of the team wore their pyjama bottoms to work. The resident loved seeing all of the wacky colours. It was a definite change to the traditional uniform we wear. The team definitely enjoyed the comfort of wearing the wrong trousers, but some got a little too comfortable. One care home team member ended up taking 40 winks out in the sunshine on the bench!”

Bristol Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals treating over 100,000 patients every year from across the South West, South Wales and beyond with life-threatening illnesses and serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of services including neurosurgery, burns, cardiac, leukaemia and bone marrow transplants.

Marcos Meanger, Home Manager, said: “Here at Marlborough Court we like to do what we can to help those who are sick or need to be looked after. The team here do a fantastic job looking after our residents, and I think it’s nice they’ve chosen to go the extra mile and raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. I’m very proud of the team here.”

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5 Jul 2016

The team at Bearehill Care Home in Brechin served up a royal tea party, that even the Queen was envious to have missed out on.

Karen Millington, Home Manager, explained: “Everyone had a lovely day celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. The homemade cakes at the royal tea party went down a treat. There was nothing left, which I think is a huge compliment to the chef. Our residents all donned their own crowns, which they’d handmade especially for the event.

“Everyone at Bearehill wishes her Majesty many happy returns.”

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4 Jul 2016

Residents at Beech Tree House in Goole have been getting up to all sorts recently.

The Goole based home, held an indoor street party to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Margaret Allsop, Home Manager, said: “Our residents really enjoyed the party thrown in the Queen’s honour. We even had our own Queen for the day, as Isabel, one of our residents, donned her best attire and dressed as Her Majesty. Not content with being outdone, the team also decided to dress up, or should I say dress down in nightwear, head scarfs and slippers. It certainly was a sight to behold.”

The day after the street party, the home thought it would be a fantastic idea to have a healthy day after over indulging with the party food.

Margaret Allsop explained: “We had our own fruity Friday. We made lots of fresh fruit smoothies and snacked on freshly chopped fruit. However, it seemed a few people may have been having sugar withdrawels so we did a little bit of baking in the afternoon. The cakes had fruit in them though, so they were still kind of healthy. Right?”

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Happy Birthday

4 Jul 2016

As the royal birthday card landed on the doormat, Charlton Park Care Home in London was gearing up for a huge celebration.

Dolly, a resident at the home turned 100 last week. The centenarian celebrated with her family and friends, the local mayor and with a small birthday bash at the care home.

Over the last 100 years, historical events have shaped modern life as we know it today. Dolly has lived through two World Wars and regularly tells stories of what life was like ‘back in her day’.

Mihaela Munteanu, Home Manager said. “Dolly really enjoyed her special day and was really happy when she received her birthday card from the Queen. All of the team here at Charlton Park were thrilled to help her celebrate.”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you a very happy birthday Dolly.

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4 Jul 2016

In the latest round of awards, handed out by South East Managing Director Jo Vasey, the Chef at Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbry has been recognised for being the ‘top (hot)dog’ for all of his continued hard work.

Chris Wright was presented with his award by Home Manager Marie Smale. She said: “Chris was the winner for the Chef and Hospitality Award. He creates a variety of culinary delights that our residents enjoy eating, and will often cook special meals as requested by residents and their relatives. Chris is a fantastic asset to the team, and I’m so pleased that he has been recognised in this way His food really is superb!”

After receiving his award, Chris said, “My aim is to provide high quality food for our residents which is nutritional and well balanced. I also like to take into account the residents’ likes and dislikes, cooking the residents food of choice as opposed to just giving them something they haven’t asked for. My goals are to ensure the kitchen runs as smoothly as possible, whilst doing my best for the residents, relatives and team here at Catchpole Court.”

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