Fund Raising Update!

Recently we told you about the year of fund raising events that we have begun for St Barnabas House. Care assistants Collette and Sarah have been doing a great job so far raising money and getting ready for the first event, the Night to Remember half marathon midnight walk along Worthing seafront on Saturday 16th June 2012.

They’ve already raised over £100.00 and are continuing to keep up the good work – you can help them raise even more money for this worthy charity by clicking on the ‘donate’ button on the left.

Here are a few words from the girls below…

I am so happy to be taking part in this year’s midnight walk to raise money for St Barnabas. I am really enjoying my training which is consisting of long walks along Worthing Seafront. Walking from Lancing to Worthing in this hot weather has been lovely, both myself and Collette have been raising money and are so grateful for the response so far. Once again I can’t wait to take part in the walk and help raise money for such a good cause” –Sarah

I’m really looking forward to the 13.1 mile walk that Sarah and I will be doing in aid of St Baranabas. I have started training and think for me – I’m doing well! I have realised I may need to get some ‘Shape Up‘ trainers and make the most of it, if I’m going to walk that far!” –Collette

If you’d like to support us and help raise money for St Barnabas House, please visit our JustGiving online donation page. You can also text your donation using the information below.

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Piano Donation

We are so lucky to have recently had a piano donated to us by a resident and their family. It looks lovely in the lounge and we hope that the residents and friends and families of Valerie Manor will soon be enjoying playing and listening to others play the piano. It gives a real family feel – I remember standing around our piano at home singing along as our neighbour played good old fashioned tunes!

I reached grade 5 in piano but that was when I was very young… a resident also used to play and I have suggested that we both try to play again together! We will see if it all comes flooding back to us both!

Thank you again for the kind donation.

Welcome Kirsty

A big welcome to Kirsty who has just joined the team at Valerie Manor as a new Hospitality Assistant. Kirsty has been working alongside Martyn in the kitchen and around Valerie Manor helping serve refreshments to the residents. She is so keen and enthusiastic which is so lovely to see. The residents and staff have already warmed to her as she always has a smile on her face. Here’s a little bit about her…

“Hello, my name is Kirsty and I go to Brinsbury College studying Animal Care. I love my pets and have a little dog. I enjoy taking her out on nature walks”.



Tea Party at St Peters Church

Our local Community are just so kind – St Peters Church have a monthly tea party which the residents have been invited to each month. Unfortunately our office manager Alan was not able to take the residents this week, but Mary from St Peters and her friends came to the rescue and kindly came to pick up 7 of our residents and 3 staff to enjoy the afternoon with the local community. It was lovely to have home-made cakes and biscuits and enjoy the company of others. The residents thoroughly enjoyed a walk around the Church as well.

Thank you so much to Mary and the local community for making it another special afternoon for the residents of Valerie Manor.