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Leaf & sponge painting activity
22 November 2016
Leaf & sponge painting activity

On Thursday 17th November, the Activity Team and Residents spent a very relaxed afternoon producing some beautiful leaf effect sponge painting.

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Unidentified Objects!
15 November 2016
Unidentified Objects!

On Thursday 10th November, Robert Grimmond joined the afternoon Activities session with 20 unusual items for Residents to identify and decide on their use.

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Shoebox Appeal packs up 42 boxes
08 November 2016
Shoebox Appeal packs up 42 boxes

On Thursday 3rd November the annual Shoebox Appeal packed up a record 42 boxes with the aid of Residents and helpers. Huge thanks goes to all of those that contributed items. The generosity of Residents and their families allowed for the £3 per box that is suggested towards the transport costs for the Samaritan's Purse Charity.

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Apple Pressing in Action!
03 November 2016
Apple Pressing in Action!

The bountiful crop of apples from the Birtley orchard have all been gathered up and the next stage, apple pressing has begun.  Tim Whalley and the team have been hard at work, processing all of the crates of apples through the machinery in the grounds.

 

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Minister for Community Health and Care visits Birtley
03 November 2016
Minister for Community Health and Care visits Birtley

On Monday 31st October 2016, David Mowat MP, the Minister for Community Health & Care, visited Birtley, along with representatives from Care England.  

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Spooktacular themed supper!
03 November 2016
Spooktacular themed supper!

On Tuesday 1st November 2016, Residents gathered for a Spooktacular themed supper for bonfire night.  There was festive fare and a brazier in the courtyard along with sparklers for those who wanted to participate... 

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Variety on the Activities schedule
27 October 2016
Variety on the Activities schedule

The Activities Team are always thinking up new ideas to entertain our Residents and here is a 'snapshot' of things that they have been up to...

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Resident sets sail!
18 October 2016
Resident sets sail!

On Friday 7th October, Birtley Resident, Dr. Bobby Reynolds set sail at Papercourt Sailing Club with the Sailability Team.

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Wood Fair at Birtley brings in the families
04 October 2016
Wood Fair at Birtley brings in the families

Thousands of visitors flocked to this year's Surrey Hills Wood Fair held in the grounds at Birtley over the weekend of 1/2nd October. Despite the rain on Saturday, families were entertained with horse & wagon rides, archery, tree climbing, storytelling and live bands and the sun shone all day on Sunday.

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£815 raised at the Macmillan Coffee Morning
29 September 2016
£815 raised at the Macmillan Coffee Morning

Over £815 was raised at our annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support - a Birtley record for this event.   

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18 March 2019
Notes from our future history
Notes from our future history
08 March 2019
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company

The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House  

22 February 2019
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen

'Teamwork makes the dream work'

13 February 2019
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

11 February 2019
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
31 January 2019
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley

Another day for intergenerational learning to take place

24 January 2019
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit Birtley Residents
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit our Birtley Residents

Safety talks

18 January 2019
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends

A group coffee morning for all to enjoy

11 January 2019
Recovery from a Palliative care case
Recovery from a Palliative care case

Well rested and returning home...

20 December 2018
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!

A family affair at our annual Carol concert

 
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