Majesticare Supports The Care Professional Benevolent Fund

Pinders Donation.jpgLawton Rise, part of the Luxury Care Home Group Majesticare were delighted to reach the finals of the Pinders’ 2012 Healthcare Design Awards. The awards are considered to be the most important event in the care industry; seeking to acknowledge the contribution made by designers, architects, and the owners of care homes, hospitals and other care schemes to the well-being and quality of life for those in their care.

Lawton Rise is in the final for being a pioneering example of the luxurious settings offered by the Majesticare Group. It is designed with the latest standards of luxury, for residents, their family and friends.

Sally Latham, Home Manager commented “I am very pleased and excited for the home to be in the finals, it is an honour to have my home short listed for such a prestigious award”.

Majesticare presented a cheque for £500 to Shaun Turner from the Care Professional Benevolent Fund. Erica Hart Managing Director of Majesticare commented “As a company we are always seeking new opportunities to support charities; but as Majesticare are one of the founders for the charity we suggested to Pinders that the Care Professional Benevolent Fund would be the chosen charity to donate to. Shaun Turner thanked Erica and said, we are delighted to receive such a generous donation”.

The awards have been organised by Pinders since 1999, and 12 years later has become an essential date in the healthcare industry.

Easter Bazarre At Oaktree Court

Easter Bizarre 1.jpgThe sudden change in the weather, with the perfect blue skies over the previous week being replaced by overcast conditions and a chilling breeze across Wellington, could not dampen the enthusiasm for the very well supported Easter Bazarre held at Oaktree Court on Saturday 31st March 2012. After a multi-million pound investment by Majesticare, who own and manage this lovely building and beautiful wooded surroundings, this was a major event to promote closer integration between the Home and the Wellington Community. In support of this effort, the Mayor (Cllr Andrew Govier) and Miss Wellington (Molly Redstone) opened the event with Ann Bright (Home Manager) and Cllr Jackie Govier (pictured right) formally introducing the afternoons fun.


The residents and their guests all had a lovely time and were especially thrilled to have Wellington’s own carnivEaster Bizarre 2.jpgal ‘queen’ in attendance. Oaktree Court had requested the services of the real Queen but due to her very busy Diamond Jubilee commitments she was unable to attend. Molly Redstone, suitably dressed with her sparkling tiara and sash, went around and chatted with the residents (pictured left) which added much cheer and warmth to the afternoon.


Later that day, some of the younger children were led on an Easter Egg Hunt around the gardens and woodland area that surrounds the Home. This event was fantastic fun for all the children – and their Mums!! Sadly, it was onEaster Bizarre 3.jpge of the final events that Oaktree Court’s resident activities super-hero, Jayne Allard, will be organising. She is hanging up her creative talents after over 23 years of helping many, many residents who have lived on this site and undoubtedly the thanks of many relatives and friends of current and former residents will be richly deserved for this very unassuming lady.    

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Hempton Fields Resident Beryl Plays Piano After 50 Years

Beryl Mitchell aged 88, has been a resident at Hempton Field for six months now, joining us in September 2011, along with her husband Geoffrey.

Recently one of Beryl’s regular visitors, Jane, was chatting with her about a future visit as part of the Bodger’s Beryl Mitchell.jpgWood Band. While Jane was visiting she noticed the piano in the Residents lounge and was asking Nina, the Activities Co-ordinator about the possibility of using it during the performance. When Jane left, Nina continued to chat to Berly about music and Beryl shared with her that her favourite tune was ‘The British Grenadiers’. A few minutes later Beryll asked if she could sit and play the piano; something that she had not previously shown any interest in since living at Hempton Field.

Beryl then proceeded to play the piano, albeit a little ‘rusty’, but obviously she had been an accomplished player at one time. Nina went to fetch Geoffrey who expressed his shock at seeing Beryl play again. He declared that it had made his day!

Despite having a piano at home (Geoffrey also played), Beryl apparantly hadn’t played the piano since teaching at a primary school at least 50 years ago. She had started learning to play at the age of just 8 years old. She remembers playing a tune which she called ‘Thump’ to encourage her pupils to achieve the exercises she’d set them.

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Dementia UK Fundraiser Time For A Cuppa

Oaktree Court Care Home held a Fundraiser for Dementia UK by having a Silly Hat Party at their WedHatters.jpgnesday Coffee Morning.

Residents made hats in the preceding weeks and paraded them for judging. Everyone had great fun making & showing their hats and there were some fantastic creations. The winner was Sue Webber, daughter of Resident Clifford, who made a rather aptly named Time for Tea Hat and second prize went to Resident Pam Holcombe who made her hat and dressed in the likeness of the Mad Hatter. There was a raffle with first prize of a spa treatment, kindly donated by the Cleeve Country Club & Hotel.

With cake & books stalls and raffle, the total amount raised for Dementia UK was £150.22p.

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