Thank you Vicki

As the lock down restrictions in the general population begin to ease we said a huge thank you and good luck to Vicki who left last week to resume her ‘regular’ job.

Vicki worked in the kitchen and was a huge help to everyone – she even undertook her Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification to be able to assist more.

We hope to see her again soon – she really will be missed.

Vicki with our little ‘Thank you’ gift.

 

Wednesday’s Newsround

1st July

What’s that slogan?

“The Ultimate Driving Machine”

BMW

Mercedes

Jaguar

Identify the board game from this image

On this day in history

1st July 1967 – BBC 2 broadcasts the first colour TV in Britain

1st July 1979 – Sony introduces the first portable media player, the Walkman

 Yesterday’s answers:

What’s that slogan? – Topic

Board game – Cribbage

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.

Our lucky employee of the week!

This weeks winner of a Marks & Spencer voucher  is……

Linda – who is the 13th member of the team to benefit from this kind gift.

 

 

“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

‘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

‘Wow !!! I never win anything.

I just want to say a massive Thank you for your generous gift. This has certainly bought a massive smile to my face. What a great way to end the week.

I hope you are all well.

We miss you all’

LUCY

I was very elated to be presented with this voucher

Thank you very much…I shall buy a little something for my new home

x

WEndy

Tuesday’s Newsround

30th June

What’s that slogan?

“A hazelnut in every bite”

Ferrero Rocher

Snickers

Topic

Identify the board game from this image

On this day in history

30th June 1936 – The novel ‘Gone with the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell is first published

30th June 1967 – Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. becomes the 1st black astronaut

 Yesterday’s answers:

What’s that slogan? – a. Mars

Board game – Backgammon

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.