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Good News story..

How lovely that the first ‘internal’ visit was for someone’s 90th Birthday – our residents and staff made a banner to have the room ready for the special visit. As we are only able to have one internal authorised visitor the other siblings were able to have a window visit so their Mother got to see all her children on the same day albeit two of them at different times and outside.



The first visit in her room was I think the best birthday present my mother could have, and being able to see all 3 of us on the same day.

It was really important to her to get to 90 and we really wanted to be able to celebrate it with her. So it was very emotional for me.

The best bit about the visit was that there was no time pressure, and the knowledge that it would be happening again. It is very hard to put the emotion and relief to be able to do this, in to words.

I took this picture, her happiness shows in her face I think. (Daughter)

2nd COVID Vaccine!

It all started with an email on Friday afternoon from Dr Newsom advising that they would be visiting Valerie Manor on Monday at 10:00am to administer the 2nd vaccine.

In true Valerie Manor style – the planning process sprang into action (Zoe created a spreadsheet!) and everyone was contacted. Staff were brilliant in responding very quickly meaning that by Saturday morning we knew who would be attending.


In the morning Zoe & Alan arrived and set up the ‘outside’ area – clearly marking 2 meters distance in the queue with staff having already been allocation a queue position.

Alan managed the car park and ‘invited’ staff to join the queue as their turn arrived taking their temperatures whilst they were in their cars.

The car park quickly filled and everyone was in high spirits with an almost carnival atmosphere in the air – much like the first time.


Dr Newsom and his team of volunteers set up in the pod and didn’t let the pace drop as they saw staff not on shift first followed by staff on duty. Once the staff had all received their vaccination the team moved into the Conservatory and saw our residents who were equally excited.

Thank you to Dr Newsom from the Glebe Surgery and his special team for our 2nd vaccines We are so happy we are another step to being safer!

Also a HUGE thank you to the wonderful staff who were brilliant as always!

Fit Feb

As we say goodbye to February I thought it would be nice to reflect on the tremendous effort everyone has put into Fit Feb. We have raised over £1000!!!! – but it is not to late to donate.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

Because of the lockdown the idea was to no only exercise physically but also to mentally exercise as I’m sure we have all struggled to come to terms with the implications of not being able to do things we would normally or not see our nearest and dearest.

We have continued to receive support and wishes of good luck during this time including a message from Jack the Lad (Zoe’s brother in law). Thank you Jack for taking the time x

Our friends at Head Active joined us for this challenge and really gave it 100%! – Here are some words from a few.

I’ve loved being part of the Fit Feb challenge.. making sure I’ve been getting at least an hour of exercise a day, whether it be a relaxing walk, a boot camp or full on run.!!

So pleased that we’ve been raising money for St Barnabas as a great charity close to my heart since losing my friend to cancer last month.

Keep donating and let’s help exceed the target raised..

Jordan, Carly, Samantha & Sarah

“Thank you to Joyce for the games, really enjoyed joining in & wearing the big t-shirt, it was very nice thank you & a lot of fun & a jolly good idea for fundraising”

A resident of Valerie Manor thanking Joyce (Carer) for Coordinating the Fit Feb Activities

February has seen us once again raise funds for our friends at St Barnabas House.

Residents, staff (and their families) have been joined in fundraising by Head Active members and they have sent us some amazing images! – Click on them to enlarge.

A huge well done to everyone that has taken part – it’s not to late to take part – please see our Just Giving link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

A message from Zoe…..

5 more days to go team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active!

We are currently at £965 for this special charity, St Barnabas House in Worthing. We can’t thank everyone enough for taking part and to everyone who has donated so far.

I’m sure we can make it over the £1000 by the end of Sunday!

I have loved seeing staff and residents take part and it has really motivated me. Jordan from Head Active has said “if you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got – It’s been great to have a new focus and different challenge as well as raise awareness and money for a great cause”

 On a personal note it has been invaluable for me working with Head Active since last year for not only my physical but mental wellbeing as well – a special group of people with a great ethos and support network so I see many similarities to Valerie – Thank you to Team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active loved this joint challenge!

 Keep the photos coming team!

Zoe Fry

Fit Feb – Update

February has seen us once again raise funds for our friends at St Barnabas House.

Residents, staff (and their families) have been joined in fundraising by Head Active members and they have sent us some amazing images! – Click on them to enlarge.

A huge well done to everyone that has taken part – it’s not to late to take part – please see our Just Giving link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas

A message from Zoe…..

5 more days to go team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active!

We are currently at £965 for this special charity, St Barnabas House in Worthing. We can’t thank everyone enough for taking part and to everyone who has donated so far.

I’m sure we can make it over the £1000 by the end of Sunday!

I have loved seeing staff and residents take part and it has really motivated me. Jordan from Head Active has said “if you always do what you’ve always done you’ll always get what you’ve always got – It’s been great to have a new focus and different challenge as well as raise awareness and money for a great cause”

 On a personal note it has been invaluable for me working with Head Active since last year for not only my physical but mental wellbeing as well – a special group of people with a great ethos and support network so I see many similarities to Valerie – Thank you to Team Valerie Manor and Team Head Active loved this joint challenge!

 Keep the photos coming team!

Zoe Fry