As you may be aware Derrie & Lola, her PAT dog, have been welcome visitors at Valerie Manor for some time now, and when Derrie said that she was getting a Labrador puppy we all couldn’t wait to meet her!!
‘Blossom’ was introduced to the staff and residents recently and proved to be an instant hit, the residents do very much enjoy interacting with Lola and now Blossom.
A big thank you to Derrie, Lola & Blossom for their continued visits.
We were especially grateful to Beeding Primary school for inviting us along again this year to their Harvest Festival service, those residents who attended had a wonderful time hearing some new songs and watching the children perform.
Several of the children who took part came to Valerie Manor the next day with some Harvest Festival offerings, which the residents really appreciated.
Valerie Manor is having a fund raising year for St Barnabas and we had another successful and enjoyable day last Friday as staff and residents took part in our 2nd Go Green Day!
The green nail varnish and makeup along with our green outfits came out for the day as we enjoyed the afternoon with staff, friends & families and residents of Valerie Manor whilst eating green cakes with our afternoon tea – and bubbly!
Chris, our fantastic chef also made a delicious green cake for the raffle which was won in house by a delighted resident who was desperate to share it with the other residents the next day.
I am delighted to say that as well as enjoying the day we also managed to raise over £190 for St Barnabas during the afternoon which we are all thrilled with.
Our final fund raising event of the year will be our Christmas Raffle… next year two of our staff are running the Brighton Marathon for St Barnabas and we hope the total raised will be into four figures by then!
Staff and residents joined together on Friday to wish our Hospitality assistant Martyn a very Happy 18th Birthday on Sunday. Those that had attained the legal age for alcohol consumption raised a glass to him as well! Chris the chef produced another masterpiece in the form of a football cake to mark the occasion.