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Jul 25th, 2013 - FSHC Arranges Teeside Charity Football Tournament Named After Local Football Legend

Eight care homes in the Teeside region, will be taking part in the company's first ever annual charity football tournament in association with Alzheimer's Society to raise money to support those living with the disease.

The event has been named after Jimmy Greenhalgh, local football legend and current resident at one of our Care Homes in Teeside. The first Jimmy Greenhalgh 5-Aside Football Tournament will take place on Saturday 20th July at Eastbourne Sports Complex in Darlington. Employees ranging from carers and nurses to home managers and kitchen staff will compete against each other in teams of five to win a trophy and individual medals.

Thirteen games lasting ten minutes will decide the day's champions, and residents alongside their relatives, care home staff members and Alzheimer's Society representatives will be present to show their support. Competing homes include Rydal Road Care Home, Burlam Road Care Home, The Grange Care Home, Springfield Care Home, Riverside View Care Home, Ormseby Grange Care Home, Roseworth Lodge Care Home and Grosvenor Park Care Home.

Jimmy Greenhalgh's career started in 1946 as a player for Hull City before moving to Bury FC in 1950 where he was paid a record fee of £13,000. From 1956 to 1979 Jimmy was a trainer for top clubs including Newcastle United and Lincoln City; he also spent two years as the manager at Darlington FC (1966-68). Jimmy joined Sunderland AFC in December 1979 as chief scout and ended his career in 1982.

Jimmy has lived fulltime at Riverside View Care Home since March 2009, and has lived with dementia for ten years. His old club Hull City has donated football shirts to Riverside View Care Home for its team to wear on the day. The yearly match aims to honour Jimmy's inspiring career and the winner’s trophy will be presented to the victorious team by Jimmy's daughter Linda Greenhalgh on his behalf.

The tournament marks the second combined charity initiative between Four Seasons Health Care and Alzheimer's Society, following Philip Williams' on-going charity walk around the coast of Britain, which recently passed through the Teeside area.

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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.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


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!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


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!”

Are you looking for a care home in Ebbw Vale? The Rookery Care Home offers support for dementia care.


15 Dec 2017

The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.

Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.

Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”

Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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