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On Monday 15th May, the weysight group came to visit the Sculpture Exhibition on their annual excursion. Members of the group have visual impairments and so use touch and feel to absorb the sculpture medium.
Residents got their paint brushes out last week and decorated a variety of pebbles during Activities. The picture shows the wide spectrum of talent that our Residents possess (the pebbles will look even better once they have been varnished).
Our Residents love a Quiz and this one was no exception, there was much discussion about who the famous women were and what they were famous for...
Residents and staff joined together to wish Mary, our Housekeeping Manager a VERY HAPPY 70th Birthday! Mary was presented with gifts from Residents and staff and we all enjoyed the celebratory cake, pink doughnuts and prosecco at the impromptu birthday party.
On Tuesday 25th April, local jewellery maker, Belinda Cramp brought a selection of jewellery to sell to Residents and staff. Everyone enjoyed a bit of retail therapy and we have booked Belinda to come again in November so everyone can stock up!
Many of you will have witnessed the flurry of activity happening in the grounds, as new sculptures arrive and are erected in situ. The annual Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden opens from 30th April - 4th June 2017, daily from 10am - 5pm.
On Thursday 20th April, Mews Resident, Joan Brooks celebrated her birthday with a delicious cake baked by our kitchen staff, which was thoroughly enjoyed by Residents and Joan's daughter Jane.
St. George's Day was celebrated a day late this year! An afternoon of music, discussion and history (including the legend of St. George & the Dragon) ensued, followed by a typical english afternoon tea which was enjoyed by all.
On the afternoon of Easter Day, a Communion Service with Canon Angela Townshend was held for Residents and family, followed by a delicious tea that was organised by the Carers & Nurses. The whole event was a 'first' for Birtley, but one that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.
On Monday 10th April during Activities, one of our Residents, Betty Steele, gave a very interesting talk about the Maundy Money that she received from the Queen at Guildford Cathedral in 2006, recognising the huge amount of fundraising that she had organised through her church and her tireless dedication to the community.
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