23 Dec 13

Dorothy reaches 102

A former secretary has celebrated her 102nd birthday

Dorothy Armour spent the day having lunch with her family and friends before returning to Lime Court, in Dovercourt where she lives, for a special tea.

Mrs Armour moved to the area from London in 1972.

She was evacuated to Canvey Island during the First World War and worked as a medical officer in Chelmsford during the Second World War.

She has also worked at a shoe company and as a secretary to a bank manager.

Cycling was a big part of Mrs Armour’s life and she believes that is part of the reason she has lived such a long life.

She said: “I like to keep active and used to cycle everywhere.”

20 Dec 13

Sherrell House’s Pantomime Visit


On Thursday 19th December 2013, Sherrell House took residents to watch the Aladdin Pantomime at the Kenneth Moore Theatre in Ilford. In addition to the 15 residents, there were a total of 4 relatives and a few staff who were able to give their time as volunteers, to ensure each resident was able to enjoy themselves.

20 Dec 13

Excelcare & Guildmore raise money for Charity

On 6th December, at Parklands Quendon Hall, Essex, Excelcare and Guildmore began the festive season with their Christmas Party. It proved to be an idyllic setting for more than 130 guests who enjoyed an evening of good company, excellent food and music; which kept everyone on their feet until the early hours.

The party rounded off a hectic year, for both companies, and gave an opportunity for Osman and Engin Ertosun to welcome colleagues and business associates in marking their success and to express their appreciation for the part they played in achieving business targets in a very competitive year.

In addition to the celebrations fundraising was at the heart of the occasion. This year the party organiser; Sam Manning, invited staff from the regions in which the Companies operate to nominate a charity. The results of the evening were rewarding; Essex raised £250.00 for Dementia UK, London £410 for St Christopher’s Hospice, Head Office and Homecare £849.18 for Harris Hospice with St Christopher’s, Cambridge £500 for the Emergency situation in the Philippines and Milton Keynes £235 for Silver Line.

All in all a fantastic, fun night for staff and several charities benefitted from their generosity.

19 Dec 13

Nativity Play at Sherrell House

Sherrell House residents enjoyed a Nativity Christmas Play by 40 children from the Limes Farm Infant School.  Residents and staff joined in on the songs and residents engaged with the children in sharing the story of Christmas

9 Dec 13

Christmas Carolling at Sherrell House

Sherrell House had entertainment today by the Lambourne End Junior School Choir where children under 12 years performed Christmas Carols and got the residents involved in playing instruments at the end.  The residents enjoyed engaging with the children and were quite entertained by the Christmas carol singing.  Residents and the students enjoyed minced pies and drinks afterwards.

9 Dec 13

Cambridge Staff Xmas Raffle Winners

The Staff Xmas Raffle Winners have been selected with the help of two ladies from Rheola.

Overall Cambridge have raised £500 for the Emergency situation in the Philippines.

The winners are:


1st Prize – Ipad 2 (Jan Stephens at Etheldred)

2nd Prize – £30 Vouchers (Jude Reeve at Glennfield)

3rd Prize – Wine & Chocolates (Kerry Spicer at Primrose)

4th Prize – Tin of Chocolates (Svitlana Shemet at Fitzwilliam)


Congratulations to all the winners.

28 Nov 13

Wonderful loving care

My wife of nearly 64 happy and wonderful years passed away peacefully last week in the Stanely Wilson Care Lodge. I am writing to let everyone know of the wonderul loving care she had there.

I want to express my deep heartfelt thanks to all the care workers at the home and also to the many services and people who gace so much help any support, ranging from the professionals at Addenbrooke’s to the UDC’s refuse collection team who helped whenever we needed it. Thank you all.

19 Nov 13

Essex 2013 Christmas Raffle

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19 Nov 13

Sherrell House take part in “Organising your own Memory Walk”

Residents, staff members and relatives from Sherrell House Care Centre are taking part in the “Organising your own Memory Walk”. The event on Saturday 10th May 2014, is to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society, and they’d really appreciate your support


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JustGiving sends your donation straight to Alzheimer’s Society so it’s a quick and safe way to donate.

15 Nov 13

Mother and daughter raise money for Alzheimer’s charity

A loving granddaughter from Gidea Park has commemorated her Nan

Emma Gill, 25, has raised money for the charity Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in a Memory Walk recently in Thorndon County Park, Ilford.

She said: “My Nan was always a great inspiration to me and she always will be”.

Emma’s had suffered from the disease for the last five years of her life before she died in July last year.

It was because of her Nanny Jines that she wanted to work with Alzheimer patients and so has been working at the Sherrell House Care Centre in Chigwell for the past three years.

Emma ran alongside her mum Tracey Jines, 48, from Marks gate, for the charity and has run for Cancer Research UK and last year she climbed Mount Snowdon for Marie Curie Cancer.

Emma and her mum raised £150 for the Alzheimer’s Society and added: “Nanny is missed by all the family”.

Several companies QuickQuid, StreetUK, PayDayAllDay have appreciated her effort and volunteered to double the amounts earned.