St Barnabas Fundraising – Update

It has been a while since we posted about our Fundraising activities for St Barnabas House and with the Fire Walk that Debs & Emma undertook and the Coffee afternoon that Catherine coordinated we have now topped £10,000. The current amount including gift aid is £ 11,254 which is amazing and a huge thank you not only to all our amazing staff for volunteering for events but also to everyone who donates to this valuable organisation.

Could Summer be here??

Well the sun is out and there isn’t one cloud in the sky!

Could Summer really be here?

Preeda & Steve provided some beautiful Strawberry cream cakes and  as you can see from the photos below they were very much appreciated!

Thank you to everyone for making it such a lovely afternoon.


Anyone for High Tea?

At the recent residents meeting we were asked to arranged a regular afternoon High Tea and this week saw the first event.

The residents gathered in the conservatory for scones with cream and jam.

The conversation quickly turned to cream or jam on first? and how to correctly pronounce ‘scone’!

The residents chose to listen to some favorite songs by Fred Astaire and Doris Day which in turn generated more memories and conversations.

A huge thank you to Preeda again for making the wonderful scones.


Easter Family & Friends Lunch

This Sunday saw the very popular Family and Friends Sunday lunch return to Valerie Manor.

For those that haven’t attended we change the layout in the restaurant to allow all the residents guests to get to know each other.

Preeda, Alison & Steve once again where fantastic and the meal was delicious – several guests said that ‘the lamb just melted in the mouth’ and the fish was ‘the best they’d had!’

One of the guest was celebrating their birthday as well and so the ever resourceful team in the kitchen improvised a birthday cake and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday was sung with a Sherry before the meal.

A huge thank you not only to the kitchen team but also to all of our fantastic staff for their efforts on the day to make it once again a very special time for everyone.

It was a very opportune time to share some very exciting news with everyone! The Kitchen team have been short listed for Best Food, Nutrician and Dining experience and the Care team for Best Nursing Care – this is such an amazing achievement in itself but we hope to take a large number of the team to the awards in London later in the year!