Our lucky employee of the week!

This weeks winner of a Marks & Spencer voucher (kindly donated by  generous residents family) is……

Alison– who is the 9th member of the team to benefit from this kind gift.

Alison joins previous weeks winners!

‘I was greeted by Debs this morning with my voucher and just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the family 😊 such a lovely idea from a lovely family, I look forward to spending it soon. Many thanks’

Alison

“Such a kind and thoughtful thing to do from a really lovely family. Thank you so much for the voucher, I am so happy to have won and I’ll look forward to treating myself to something from M&S.  Keep safe and well.” 

Nicola

“Please could you pass my message onto the family who donated the prizes. 

Thank you so much for your kindness it means so much”

Lindsay

What a wonderful surprise when I came on duty last night to have won the weekly prize draw. Please could you thank the  family for me . I was chuffed to bits as I never win anything

Deidre

I was really chuffed to get the voucher (so was my wife!) Please pass on my thanks to the family, so kind!

lee

Sunday’s Newsround

24th May

Identify the Flower

Finish the proverb

Where there is a will, _______________ . 

On this day in history

24th May 1940 – The first single rotor helicopter is flown by Russian-American Igor Sikorsky

24th May 1956 – The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland and won by Swiss contestant Lys Assia

Yesterday’s answers:

Identify the Flower: Hibiscus

Finish the proverb: A penny saved is a penny earned

Click the below link to download today’s Newsround.

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My family and I felt it was important that we did something that would support the community during these trying times. Our thoughts turned to Valerie Manor, where my grandma Muriel resided for 5 years. We have always had utmost respect for Zoe and Alan, the staff and the amazing work they do, and so wanted to find a way that we could help without compromising the safety of residents or staff.

We are all aware of the difficulties of occupying one’s mind and finding a distraction from the current situation, and these are only exacerbated by isolation from family and friends. Given that residents are unable to see their relatives or participate in the usual community activities at this time, we came up with the idea of producing a daily ‘news round’ that would include some interesting information and puzzles as an alternative to the more distressing headlines that bombard us on a daily basis.

It is our hope that we can provide a little light relief during these dark times and hopefully provide something to look forward to, as well as fostering a sense of community despite the confines of physical separation.

Saturday’s Newsround

23rd May

Identify the Flower

Finish the proverb

You can lead a horse to water _______________ . 

On this day in history

22nd May 1972 – Ceylon becomes the Republic of Sri Lanka and joins the Commonwealth of Nations

22nd May 1977 – The Orient Express ceases service as air travel becomes the preferred method of transport

Yesterday’s answers:

Identify the Flower: Foxglove

Finish the proverb: You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink

Click the below link to download today’s Newsround.

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My family and I felt it was important that we did something that would support the community during these trying times. Our thoughts turned to Valerie Manor, where my grandma Muriel resided for 5 years. We have always had utmost respect for Zoe and Alan, the staff and the amazing work they do, and so wanted to find a way that we could help without compromising the safety of residents or staff.

We are all aware of the difficulties of occupying one’s mind and finding a distraction from the current situation, and these are only exacerbated by isolation from family and friends. Given that residents are unable to see their relatives or participate in the usual community activities at this time, we came up with the idea of producing a daily ‘news round’ that would include some interesting information and puzzles as an alternative to the more distressing headlines that bombard us on a daily basis.

It is our hope that we can provide a little light relief during these dark times and hopefully provide something to look forward to, as well as fostering a sense of community despite the confines of physical separation.

Cream Tea’s anyone?

Such a wonderful community – we are so proud to be part of it!

Today Helen & Barney from Sakala gift shop delivered cream teas for the team made by Victoria’s Sponge both in Steyning.

A huge thank you to everyone involved it really does mean a lot to know others are thinking of us.

Helen & Barney with the delicious cream teas.