Residents, families and staff at Harry Priestley House in Thorne raised over £200 during the Home's summer fair on 9 July. The RMBI Care Co. Home, which supports adults with learning disabilities, put up a cracking party, taking advantage of the good weather. The event, which had a seaside theme featured a Punch and Judy show, fish and chips lunch, ice cream, cakes and donuts. Staff decorated the Home's garden with beach balls, buckets and spades to give residents and guests a real seaside feel.
Friday, 7 July marked World Chocolate Day and residents at Queen Elizabeth Court were in for a treat. At the Home in Conwy, residents marked the occasion with a chocolate workshop. Steve Hewitt from Hewitt's Café in Colwyn Bay visited the Home to show residents and staff how to make chocolate. Care home residents and staff were stunned by the crafty art of forming chocolate in different shapes, such as a beautiful water lily. They also had a go at making their own chocolate.
Residents at care home Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court in Braintree recently received a special visit by rescue owls. Kayla, locally known as the Owl Lady, visited residents and staff at the Home in Stisted Hall to give residents the opportunity to meet and interact with the birds. Kayla, who lives in Halstead, takes in unwanted owls and rescues injured wild ones to then release them back into nature when they are fit to fly. To supplement the costs of rescuing the animals, Kayla takes some owls to schools and care homes for a small donation.