Visit to Steyning Museum

The residents (and staff) were fascinated to learn more about the items found in the roof space and so a trip to Steyning Museum was arranged.

Mike and Sue escorted one of our residents to the museum who were equally as excited about the finds.

The gentleman’s cane they believe dates to around the 18th – 19th century – it has a Hallmark but because of the wear is difficult to read – we shall investigate some more – watch this space!

The horses stirrup was more difficult to date, however they were intrigued as to why it was placed in the roof – maybe someone can shed some light on this?

Thank you to Steyning Museum for spending the time with us and if you haven’t been the resident that went highly recommend a visit.

You can visit the Steyning Museum website here.

Upper Beeding Primary School Harvest Festival

How lucky we were again this year to be invited to the Upper Beeding Primary School Harvest Festival. Everyone was looked after so well again and had such a lovely time. It is just so lovely to see the older and younger generations coming together and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces.

Thank you once again to Upper Beeding Primary School for thinking of us again this year.

Congratulations Linda! – Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle challenge

I’m sure you would have all been aware of Linda’s Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle challenge last month – which everyone was pleased to hear she completed safely – despite going the wrong way within hours of the start!!!

Linda cycled the length of the UK in just twelve days and just to give you an idea of the route involved her itinerary was as below!

Day 1: Land’s End to Liskeard
Day 2: Liskeard to Tiverton
Day 3: Tiverton to Tintern
Day 4: Tintern to Shrewsbury
Day 5: Shrewsbury to Preston
Day 6: Preston to Carlisle
Day 7: Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Day 8: Kilmarnock to Inverary
Day 9: Inverary to Fort William
Day 10: Fort William to Tain
Day 11: Tain to Bettyhill
Day 12: Bettyhill to John O’Groats

Linda was supporting St Barnabas House in Worthing, and to date has raised £2,709.92 – with more donations being received each day.

All of the residents and staff at Valerie Manor are very proud of Linda’s achievement and I know she would like to thank everyone who has supported her in this event.

In typical ‘Linda’ fashion rather than taking a few days to recover, shortly after completing this epic journey – Linda climbed Ben Nevis!!!!!!!

A huge well done and congratulations Linda you are a truly inspirational person – what next ???????we ask ourselves

Shake Up September Challenge!

We were delighted to hear recently that Linda Norman, one of our registered nurses won the Shake Up September Work Challenge!

Here is what Linda had to say!;

‘Although an active outdoor lifestyle is a way of life for me, taking part in the Workplace Challenge helps to get me out there on those days when perhaps I’m not feeling quite so enthusiastic! It’s also a great way of keeping a log of my activities.’

Well done Linda – we are all very proud of you here at Valerie Manor!

You can find out more about the Workplace Challenge here;
http://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/shake-up-september