Everyone had a wonderful time at the Residents and Family Christmas party, with a special visit from Father Christmas and his Elf, Sharon and PAT cat Ouzo, Caroline and PAT dog Chloe and singing from Helen Verney.
Jackie and Maggie, our Activities Coordinators, have been running a collection in aid of a local dog rescue centre. They asked for donations of treats, food , toys and blankets that could be donated to the dogs spending their Christmas at Jerry Greens Dog Rescue Centre. They received lots of donations which they were able to hand over to the centre just before Christmas. We hope the dogs enjoy their new treats, toys and blankets. Many of our residents like to knit so to encourage them to continue their hobby we often take donations of knitted blankets to the dogs as well to keep them warm.
We are thrilled to announce that Holbeach Hospital and three of our staff received much deserved Pride of South Holland Awards.
* Susan Sullivan was the winner of the Senior Citizen Award
* Sophie Howard received third place for Caring Neighbour
* Millie Howard was third place in the Young Achiever Award
* Holbeach Hospital itself received a third place award for the
Local Community Champion Category.
Well done to all of those who were nominated, shortlisted and received awards. We could have nominated many, many more staff who do such a wonderful job caring for our residents.
Our mascot teddy ‘Slippers’ had a great time at the Bike Meet on Saturday 8th June, despite the rain our Finance Assistant Millie and her family did such a great job, raising even more money to be split between Holbeach Hospital and Macmillan Cancer Support. The cakes were delicious too 😋. Thank you to everyone who came along.
Very excited to be able to finally unveil our amazing flower display for the Holbeach All Saints Church Flower Festival. Lots of hard work has gone into creating this display from our residents and Jackie and Maggie. We hope you enjoy seeing it if you are popping down to the Church this weekend. It's our first attempt at a flower display so let us know what you think.
Some brilliant and exciting news from Lincolnshire Coop; we will be one of the Community Champions for the Holbeach area from 8th September to 30th November 2019 and the donations raised will be going to the hobbies lounge. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us. We want our residents to have active and fulfilling lives, so the creation of a hobbies lounge will enable us to engage our residents with even more activities and allow them to carry on any hobbies they had before they came to stay with us. The hobbies lounge will also be the hub of any intergenerational activities.
Money raised for each quarters will come from multiple sources such as:
We would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful Moulton Ladies Group, who very kindly presented us with a cheque for £100. The Ladies Group also made donations to six other charities at a special presentation evening. The seven charities included Abbeygate Care Home, Moulton Community Centre, Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust, Mia Clucas Charity, The Moulton Mill, St Barnabas Hospice and Tonic Health. Each charity gave a presentation on their charity before being presented with a £100 donation.
We would like to thank Moulton Ladies Group and everyone who was involved in their fundraising efforts; it is very much appreciated and the donation will be put towards creating a new Hobby Lounge for our residents.
In May of this year Holbeach resident Kev Howard will be doing a mammoth ride on his 1250 Suzuki motorbike from John O' Groats to Lands' End, in just one day. For him, it's a personal goal but he is also hoping to raise a few pennies for two charities; Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support. The journey itself will be over 800 miles. He is pictured here with Hospital Manager Maxine Winch and Deputy Manager, Lesly Pointer who wanted to show their support for his fundraising efforts. Our hospital residents will also be doing some motor-bike themed activities in the run up to his ride. If anyone wants to donate to support Kev, they can do so on the gofundme website https://www.gofundme.com and search ‘JOGLE In A day’ or click the link below:
Kev commented “This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Previously I have made the journey camping along the way but I thought I would set myself the challenge to do it in just one day. It was my daughter who suggested raising money for charity at the same time. Through my own experiences I know the good work that both charities do.”