Clap for heroes
We celebrated all frontline key workers with the #clapforheroes last night. Real superheroes don't wear capes, they wear masks and work in care homes, hospitals and schools! 👏💪🦸♂️🦸♀️❤️
First quiz of 2021
Windsor Street Care Centre, Cheltenham, held their first quiz of the year the week, which everybody enjoyed playing. The self-titled 'Dunces' team were pitched against the 'Sunflowers' and came out winning. Well done to all who took part.
Millbrook Lodge’s new minibus
Thanks to fundraising and donations from supporters Millbrook Lodge now owns a new minibus. The bus will transport residents to medical appointments, and when safe to do so, on trips to resident’s favourite destinations.
£11,000 was raised during 2020 to cover the cost of the minibus and some external signage. The minibus was delivered to the home in December.
Deputy Manager, Hayley Taylor, said: “What an achievement! This opportunity would not have been possible without all the support received. On behalf of Millbrook Lodge employees and residents we would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to all those who have made this possible.”
Christmas cards from Cricklade Pre-school
The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney were delighted to receive so many beautiful handmade Christmas cards from the children at Cricklade pre-school playgroup. Residents usually enjoy regular visits from the pre-school children so it brightened their day to see that the children were still thinking of them and sending Christmas wishes.
Virtual Christmas carols at Edwardstow Court
Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold, held a virtual carols evening this week, bringing residents and their family members together.
After what has been an especially tough year for those living in care homes and their families, residents at OSJCT Edwardstow Court were delighted for family members to join them for some Christmas carols which took place via a Zoom call. It was a lovely way for family members and residents to interact and connect whilst they were unable to be in the same room all together.
Residents enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine to get into the festive spirit and raised a glass to the screen to virtually cheers with their family and friends. The carols included silent night, Hark! The herald angels sing, and of course, we wish you a Merry Christmas.
Gemma Joynes, Activities Co-ordinator said, “It very special to see residents and their families joined this online event. We are finding new ways to celebrate together over the festive period, and it was lovely to see the joy it brought to our residents”.
Kind donation by MTC apprentices to Stirlings, Wantage
Thank you to MTC (the-mtc.org) for their lovely donation of gifts to our care home.
These have been collected and delivered by apprentices at the Oxfordshire Advanced Skills, Culham Centre.
Sandra Hall from MTC said: "All our apprentices are learning engineering and we decided that we wanted to give the community something.
"The response was amazing. We hope that this will bring a bit of cheer to them in these uncertain times. It was really wonderful to see the young generation be so passionate about giving they are a real credit to us."
We are very touched by this kind gesture.