21 Nov 18
Castlemead Receive Award for Harvest Donations
Castlemead Court Care Home won the Milton Keynes regional competition for their Harvest donation efforts.
The home was presented with their winning certificate and voucher for their amazing contribution to the Milton Keynes food bank! Their donations will greatly support the homeless of Milton Keynes.
Well done to everyone at Castlemead Court!
1 Nov 18
Glennfield Staff Wax Legs for Resident Fund!
Two brave staff members from Glennfield Care Home kindly offered to have their legs waxed to fundraise for the home last week.
Residents and staff enjoyed getting involved in the waxing and only a few screams were heard along the way…!
Gedis and Jom endured the pain to raise an amazing £90 for the Residents Comfort Fund, which will go towards activities and trips for the residents! Well done to both of them.
26 Oct 18
Curry Night at Sherrell House
Last week, Sherrell House hosted a special curry night for residents, relatives and staff. Staff prepared a variety of curries including chicken, lamb, vegetable and chickpea, which were all served with rice and naan.
The curry went down so well with everybody, and many people went up for seconds and even thirds! The bar was also open for anybody who wanted a drink to go with their meal.
The night was a huge success, and the home raised £92 for their Resident Fund to go towards activities and entertainment. In Sherrell House’s next residents meeting, they will discuss how they want this money to be spent.
The residents have already asked for another curry night to be arranged, because they had such a great time!
25 Oct 18
Etheldred House Wear it Pink!
On Friday 19th October, Etheldred House Care Home supported the “Wear it Pink” campaign for Breast Cancer Now. On this day, people around the UK wore pink clothing to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
Staff and residents at the home had a lot of fun wearing pink and supporting this cause!
22 Oct 18
Hunters Down Wear It Pink for Cancer
Last Friday, Hunters Down supported the charity Breast Cancer Now in their “Wear it Pink” campaign. For this campaign, many people around the UK wore pink clothing to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
Staff and residents loved wearing their pink feather boas to take part in this cause!
16 Oct 18
Rheola Care Home’s Harvest Donations
Rheola Care Home received a ‘thank you’ today from All Saints Parish Church for their Harvest donations! Staff, residents and visitors collected over 61kg of food and toiletries, which will be greatly appreciated by the local community.
15 Oct 18
Glennfield Care Home’s Food Collection
Glennfield Care Home have been busy collecting food over the past few weeks for their local food bank. Staff, relatives and members of the public all helped to collect lots of food items for local families in need.
Glennfield’s residents enjoyed taking part, and were especially happy to be helping others. One resident said “It’s a really nice feeling to know that we’ve made other people happy”.
Well done to Glennfield staff and residents for their fantastic contributions!
12 Oct 18
Neath House Donate to the MK Community Fridge
This Harvest, Neath House Care Home decided to help relieve hunger in their local community. They held a collection of food items, which staff delivered to the MK Community Fridge in Wolverton.
Businesses and local residents can donate surplus food to the MK Community Fridge, which is then offered freely to locals. This scheme reduces food waste, provides for those who need it, and strengthens the community. They have already shared over 7 tonnes of food with the community, which would have otherwise gone to waste!
Well done to staff and visitors of Neath House Care Home for their generous donations!
11 Oct 18
Sherrell House Host Macmillan Tea Party
Sherrell House Care Home have recently been fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. All over the country people were hosting their own coffee mornings, with proceeds going to the charity. Staff at Sherrell House arranged a tea party for staff and relatives.
There were lots of delicious cakes for sale, which raised £28.50 for Macmillan. The home also used the opportunity to have a ‘Guess the Song’ singalong with their residents and a visiting piano player! They sang along to old classics such as ‘Knees Up Mother Brown’ and ‘Lambeth Walk’. Everybody had a lovely morning!
10 Oct 18
St Fillans Care Home’s Harvest Collection
St Fillans Care Home has been collecting food items to make a Harvest Food Box. Relatives, friends, visitors and local retailers have donated items for the home to create a magnificent Harvest Box.
The Head Chef also baked fresh bread for the box, which smelt delicious! The food items were then donated to a local charity Beacon House that supports the homeless. Jan Cross from Beacon House met with Kylie the Care Manager and Samantha the Lifestyle Co-ordinator to collect the food parcel.
Beacon House was set up to support homeless people and those at high risk of homelessness. They provide practical support such as showers, food, clothing and a nurse-led clinic. They aim to support people with a range of activities to get them into housing and employment. For example, they offer life skills classes including IT, CV writing, and other support. They also have a cafe open from 10am – 1.30pm offering hot food and drinks.
It is great being able to help others and strengthen community relationships. St Fillans would like to say thank you to all those that kindly donated to the cause.