Christmas!

The Christmas elves (residents and staff) have been busy this week making their own decorations for the festive season.

The staff have once again come up trumps with some traditional home made decoration ideas, as you will see below.

Everyone had a fabulous time taking part and despite the restrictions currently in place are very much looking forward to Christmas!

 

A lovely Christmas message.

 

Today we had a lovely couple of pictures sent to us from two local school children Charlie and Esme who wanted to draw Christmas pictures to help the residents get into the Christmas spirit.

What a lovely thought and the pictures are now up in the conservatory for all to see and one particular resident loved them so much he now has his own copies which has made his day!

Thank you so much Charlie & Esme from everyone at Valerie Manor.

 

Valerie Manor are In the Press!

What a lovely story to read! Well done to our community once again.

https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/news/people/community-helps-build-visitor-pod-upper-beeding-care-home-keep-residents-safe-3038125

 

In Our garden Lantern House newsletter

Below you will see a link to the website for the project at Valerie Manor and also a copy of their 1st newsletter below – once again a huge thank you for contacting Valerie Manor to be part of this wonderful project.

https://thelanternhouse.net/in-our-garden/care-homes/valerie-manor

In Our Garden Newsletter (Number 1 of 4)

We hope you enjoyed having the lanterns at your care home. It was our pleasure to bring them to you. We wanted to share some more information and photos about the project so you can see the lanterns in the other care homes participating in our project. Thank you for writing in the comments book, it was lovely to be able to connect with you in this way and I hope you enjoy it a a souvenir of the project… you can stick these newsletters in it.

All eight In Our Garden care homes received a box of materials in order to make a star lantern with residents.

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Here’s are some photos of the wonderful stars that were made. We hope you enjoy using them and look to them as a light guiding us towards the Spring when the longer sunnier days will return.

 
Blatchington Manor Star Lantern
 
Blatchington Manor Star Lantern
 
Hyman Fine House Star Lantern
 
Hyman Fine House Star Lantern
 
Patcham Star Lantern
 
Patcham Star Lantern
 
Rectory House Star Lantern
 
Rectory House Star Lantern
 
Valerie Manor Star Lantern
 
Valerie Manor Star Lantern
 
Bevern View star lantern
 
Bevern View star lantern
 
Croft Meadow Star Lantern
 
Croft Meadow Star Lantern

Here’s a selection of photos from our Lantern House Lanterns when we installed them in Care home gardens.

 
Rectory House lanterns
 
Rectory House lanterns
 
Croft Meadow lanterns
 
Croft Meadow lanterns
 
Valerie Manor lanterns
 
Valerie Manor lanterns
 
Bevern View lanterns
 
Bevern View lanterns
 
Patcham Nursing lanterns
 
Patcham Nursing lanterns
 
Hyman Fine House lanterns
 
Hyman Fine House lanterns
 
Blatchington Manor lanterns
 
Blatchington Manor lanterns

We enjoyed setting up and taking down the lanterns. They are currently back in their home in a barn on a farm called Applesham Farm, Coombes, near Steyning. We have given them a good wash and dry after 2 weeks in wet and windy weather.  Next the lanterns are going out to Leonardslee Gardens, near Horsham for Leonardslee Illuminated lantern trail in December.