13 Jan 14

Centenarian Elsie has used her 100 years well

A former apple picker has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Else Jefferies marked her centenary on Saturday with a visit from family and a birthday tea at Lime Court Care Centre, in Dovercourt.

Born on January 4, 1914, Elsie grew up in a little house in Parkeston.

She went to school in the village before starting work, aged 18, in the refreshment rooms on the railways at various stations.

In her spare time, she used to enjoy going to the dances at the Army Garrison, which is where she met her future husband, Corporal Roger Jefferies.

They married at Parkeston Church and moved to the army quarters at Colchester Garrison.

Elsie continued to work until 1942 when their first Child, Patricia was born.

When her husband was posted to Gibraltar they moved and continued travelling with the army, returning at the end of his service with a second child, Roger.

The family settled in Ramsey and after the children had grown up, Elsie went back to work on the land, harvesting potatoes and apple picking.

She moved to Lime Court Care Centre in 2004.

Sarah Meachen, activities coordinator at Lime Court, said: “Elsie has been here ten years and she has been a pleasure to have around.

“She is liked by all the care staff.

“She loves to be pampered, to have her hair and nails done.

“It’s always nice to be able to celebrate a 100th birthday with a resident and to see them receive their card from the Queen.”

2 Jan 14

It’s a family affair for Florence, 100

A daily tot of whisky is the secret to long life for Florence Fraser who, this festive season, celebrated her 100th birthday

Mrs Fraser who lives in Aliwal Manor in Whittlesey, was surrounded by five generations of her family who organised a party to mark the occasion.

She has two children, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great, great grandson.

Mrs Fraser, whose son-in-law is Fenland distric councillor Trevor Quince, still enjoys reading and watching her favourite TV Shows.

Cllr Quince said; “In her day, she was an incredibly accomplished knitter, people would always ask her for something and know it would be incredibly well done. She always enjoys being around her family.”

27 Dec 13

Excelcare and Guildmore raise funds 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.

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.