March News Round #2

Name the baby animal – A baby whale.




Identify the British Tree

This week in history

  • 4th March 1975 – Charlie Chaplin is awarded a knighthood by Elizabeth II”
  • 5th March 1948 – The singer and actress famous for her role in the productions Hair and Evita, Elaine Paige, is born

Previous Answers

  • Baby Animals – Fawn
  • British Tree – Oak Tree

March News Round #1

Name the baby animal – A baby deer.




Identify the British Tree

This week in history

  • 1st March 1973 – Pink Floyd release their eighth studio album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon”
  • 2nd March 1969 – The British-French supersonic airline Concorde makes its maiden voyage from Toulouse

Previous Answers

  • Dingbat – Pretty Please
  • Love Songs – Frank Sinatra (Come Fly With Me)

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.

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.

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