Our care news
6 Oct 2016
Macmillan Coffee Morning at Four Seasons Health Care
Many of our homes across the UK took part in the world's largest coffee morning last Friday in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Take a look at some of the best bakes in the images above.
Four Seasons Head Office took part and held a coffee morning throughout the day. Many colleagues baked some incredible cakes and managed to raise £108 in donations alone.
Adeline House Care Home in Doncaster wowed us with their efforts. Natalie, Deputy Manager, made a very impressive rainbow cake which was one of the best cakes we've ever seen. The home also had their very own 'Bake Off' - the winners were presented with a bottle of wine each by Diane Henry, Regional Manager.
Northlea Court Care Home in Northumberland also got involved. They held a 'Cake Off' for everyone to take part in. Staff, friends and family all made some tasty treats for the competition - local pub manager blind tasted the cakes and decided on the winning entry. Lorraine Johnson, Care Assistant, won first prize.
Kingswood Lodge Care Centre in Wotton-Under-Edge opened their doors up to everyone to join them in their Macmillan Coffee Morning. Staff and relatives all brought in their bakes which went down a treat with all the residents and visitors.
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend raised £65 for Macmillan at their coffee morning. Residents, staff and friends all joined together to enjoy some delicious cakes, scones and a cuppa or two.
Valley View Care Home in Cefn Hengoed had a very successful morning shared with residents, staff and family members. They had some very tasty bakes contributed by members of the team and family members. They also ran a competition to guess how many sprinkles were on the cake. The winner who guessed the closest amount won a bottle of wine presented to them by the Home Manager.
Craighead Care Home in Newport-on-Tay managed to raise £150 for Macmillan at their coffee morning. The team and visitors all brought in cakes, whether they were home bakes or 'fakes'. They ran a best cake competition and the winner was was awarded a 'Best Baker' badge to wear for the day. All the residents enjoyed having some cake and a natter with all the visitors.
Residents tried their hand at cake decorating at The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale. The team made batches of cupcakes for the residents to decorate for their bake sale. They invited family and friends to join them for a cup of tea and some in the afternoon. A good day was had by all.
Longfield Care Home in Eglinton also took part in the coffee morning by inviting friends and relatives in for a good old natter and a cup of tea. They managed to raise an impressive £95 for the charity.
Thank you to everyone that took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning!
6 Oct 2016
Happy Birthday Doulton Court!
Doulton Court Care Home in Sutton-on-Sea turned the ripe age of 30 years old recently and they celebrated in style with Long Service Awards, dancing and of course, cake!
The home was officially opened back in 1986 on 27th September by actor, Terry Scott, and has been a care home ever since. The team arranged a birthday party for everyone to join. - residents, relatives and staff all danced the afternoon away. A party wouldn't be a party without a cake, and what a cake it was!
Joyce Turner, Home Manager, told us: "We all had a wonderful day to celebrate 30 years of Doulton Court. Alongside the birthday celebrations, we also had some Long Service Awards for three members of the team."
5 Oct 2016
Who doesn't love a good egg and spoon race? Dounemount Care Home in Macduff recently decided to hold their very own sports day for both residents and the team.
Everyone woke up with competitive spirits hoping that they'd be victorious in the event. Various games were played including egg and spoon racing, hulahooping, three-legged racing and the parachute game. The whole home got involved whether it was trying their hand at hulahooping or just cheering in the audience.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, told us: "We had a great sports day - it was just like being back at school with all the races going on. Everyone enjoyed themselves, even if they did get a little competitive at times. A good day all round."
5 Oct 2016
As the new series of Great British Bake Off started, the team at Morecambe Bay Care Home in Broadway wanted to do their very own 'bake off'.
They arranged a coffee morning and for all the team to bring in their home bakes and compete against each other to be crowned 'Star Baker', judged by two of the residents. To add to the fun, they made the day a 1950s theme and even had their very own Sandy from Grease make an appearance. The home managed to raise £360 for the residents activity fund.
Sharon Quinn, Personal Activities Leader, told us: "We had a great time at our 1950s style bake sale and raised a fantastic amount of money for our residents fund - they are already deciding how they'd like to spend it! The day was extra special as our Chef, Russel, is sadly leaving us so it was a nice send off for him too."
Are you looking for a care home in Morecambe? Morecambe Bay Care Home can support you with residential care, dementia care, nursing care and respite care. Contact the home or book a visit to find out more.
5 Oct 2016
The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield recently held their annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to help raise funds for the charity.
The team rallied together to make some tasty treats to add to their bake sale. Everyone gathered for a cup of tea and cake whilst having a good old gossip. In total, the home managed to raise an incredible £420 for the cancer charity, Macmillan.
Karen Gilbert, Home Manager, told us: "I'm so impressed we managed to raise such a fantastic amount of money for the charity. We all had a lovely coffee morning and enjoyed some very good cakes. We're looking forward to next year already to see if we can beat the £420 raised this year."
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers various types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care and respite care. Contact us for more information or to book a visit.