Former Portsmouth FC Player guest of honour at Siskin Junior School
We all have that one person in our life who is our hero. This honour was bestowed upon Fred (Freddie) Evans, a former Portsmouth FC centre forward who now resides at Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport, by children from Siskin Junior School.
“The children have been visiting the home on a regular basis as part of their ‘Life Enrichment Programme’. The effect they’ve had on the residents and vice versa has been fantastic to watch,” explains Home Manager Vickie Wylde. “The relationship they had with Fred was fantastic, and the fact that he could bestow upon them words of wisdom with regards to the beautiful game enamored the children to continue with their dreams to become the next football superstar.”
The children at Siskin Junior School, held a leaving assembly for their Year 6 pupils, and they kindly invited Freddie along as guest of honour. Freddie duly obliged and alongside representatives of Portsmouth FC attended including Ray Crawford (former Portsmouth and England striker), Jake Payne (founding member of the supporters trust), Barry Cook (chairman of Fareham town football club) and Roger Higgins (member of the supporters trust), went and watched the students. After the ceremony, Freddie was presented with something very special, a tie and England Cap, the same as the national team. They took the FA Cup and during the after show party with the children, had lots of photos taken and signing autographs
Vickie Wylde, Home Manager, explained: “The activities team were instrumental in organising and facilitating links with Siskin Junior School, Karonann Naylor and Rhonnda Bennett. Dan Kington - Woodcot’s Head Chef, who has links with Portsmouth football club, organised the attendance of the clubs members. Congratulations once again to Woodcot team who go above and beyond their scope of duty to ensure our residents have a happy and fulfilled life. I couldn’t be more proud.”
Are you looking for a care home in Gosport? Woodcot Lodge Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, dementia care and end of life/palliative care.
18 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.
Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”
17 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”
Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.
Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”
16 Dec 2017
The Rookery Care Home has been fundraising to get some new activity equipment to provide special experiences for those in their care.
Susan Dyke, a member of the team made a big sacrifice and as a result raised over £400 for the cause.
Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “Sue decided she’s cut her hair off for the cause. She used to have hair that would rival Rapunzel and had never been to a hairdresser, so to have it cut off into a pixie style was a big deal for her. On behalf of everyone at The Rookery I want to say thank you!”