Alison’s Retirement – Rabbit Hole Club

As you may be aware Alison our wonderful deputy manager is retiring this month and so we hosted a very special Rabbit Hole Club to give the residents, families and colleagues an opportunity to say thank you and to show their appreciation for her time her at Valerie Manor.

Preeda and Steve ‘pulled out all the stops’ on the catering side and although a very emotional event it was very clear that Alison is held in very high regard by everyone.

Zoe made a wonderful speech charting Alison’s career and we all raised a glass to wish her a very happy retirement.

Emily one of our Care Assistant also read a poem she had written especially for her  – such a lovely thought.

Alison will be missed greatly by us all (but has agreed to remain on our ‘Bank’) but we will be forever grateful for her for everything she has done.

Lynda Lyne Piano and Clarinet Concert


Concert Programme  

Valerie Manor

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 11.15am


Lynda Lyne – Clarinet, Piano and Voice



1) Prelude Op.28, No.7 – F. Chopin – Piano Solo


2) Pie Jesu – G. Faure  – Piano Solo


3/4) All the Nice Girls and Don’t Dilly Dally – Voice/Piano – All to join in!


5) To A Wild Rose – E. MacDowell – Piano Solo


6) Fascinating Rhythm – G. Gershwin – Clarinet Solo


7) Adagio fur Glasharmonika – W.A. Mozart 1791 – Clarinet Solo


8) Send in the Clowns – S. Sondheim – Clarinet Solo


9) Forlana – G. Finzi – Clarinet Solo


10) Memory – A LWebber – Clarinet Solo


11) Dixieland Blues – J. Menz – Clarinet Solo


12) Lotus Talk – C. Evans – Clarinet Solo


13) Windmills of Your Mind – M. Legrand – Clarinet Solo


14) Cockles and Mussels – Voice/Piano


15) Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan – Voice/Piano


16) Sonatina Op.36  No.2 – M. Clementi – Piano Solo


17) O, My Beloved Father – G. Puccini – Piano Solo


18/19) Side by Side/You are My Sunshine – Voice/Piano – All to join in!



Remembrance Sunday

We shared a very special morning with the residents on Sunday at Valerie Manor – It was so lovely to see so many generations reflecting and Remembering together. One of our residents was wearing her fathers regimental badge from the First World War and watched the service in the conservatory with her daughter with photographs of her father and her late husband who also served in the Second World War. My Nephews Reuben and Eddie also made some pictures of poppies for the residents throughout the morning and our Tower of London Poppies kindly donated by a relative were proudly displayed for everyone to see.

Emma & Debs – Firewalk!

Last Saturday Emma & Debs undertook a Fire walk in aid of St Barnabas House.

Despite the cold weather a large crowd watched as around 100 people walked on hot coals at Worthing Rugby Club.

The amount the ladies have currently raised is approaching £500 which is brilliant and thank you for everyone who has donated it is very much appreciated.

Very well done Emma & Debs we are all very proud of you!