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On Thursday 17th November, the Activity Team and Residents spent a very relaxed afternoon producing some beautiful leaf effect sponge painting.
On Thursday 10th November, Robert Grimmond joined the afternoon Activities session with 20 unusual items for Residents to identify and decide on their use.
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.
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.
On Monday 31st October 2016, David Mowat MP, the Minister for Community Health & Care, visited Birtley, along with representatives from Care England.
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...
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...
On Friday 7th October, Birtley Resident, Dr. Bobby Reynolds set sail at Papercourt Sailing Club with the Sailability Team.
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.
The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House
'Teamwork makes the dream work'
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert