Meet our Activities Coordinator, Lisa Bale
Hi there, my name is Lisa, and I am part of the activities team here at The Manor. I have worked with Barchester for over 10 years and have previously worked as a Unit Care Coordinator before taking on my current role.
I love coming in to work each day and the variety it brings. I particularly enjoy taking residents out for the day on the minibus; most recently, we have been to the seaside and ten-pin bowling. Having fun and making residents smile makes my job worthwhile and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My love of being with people extends into my personal life and I enjoy cooking for friends and family in between renovating my new house.
Activities at The Manor
Our activities staff are here 7 days a week and are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we care for in a group or individual basis. From trips to garden centres, the theatre, and flower shows to personal shopping and attending family events. We also love organising Christmas fairs, our famous classic car show, musicians, entertainment, and pizza and pint evenings. The team encourage families to visit and work closely with our volunteers to ensure that our residents social care is a priority, so that they have a fun filled and enriched stay whilst here at The Manor.
Life at our home
Macmillan Coffee Morning
On Friday 27th September, we hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning. A huge thank you to everyone who baked and donated some delicious cakes.
A big thank you to those who purchased the delightful treats on the day. We raised a grand total of £121.30! A very special thank you to June, Ann and Wendy for organising and helping with the sale of the cakes.
We were pleased to welcome Bishops Hull First School for our annual Punch & Judy performance. Residents thoroughly enjoyed the show and took pleasure listening to the children’s laughter.
The Manor residents were challenged by some family members to see who could grow the tallest sunflower. They managed to grow a whopping 8ft, 8 inch tall sunflower, and proudly took the winning prize!
Charity Car Wash
Residents and staff had fun day at our charity car wash on a very sunny Friday 23rd August, where they raised funds for Barchester's Charitable Foundation. All the hard work built up an appetite for the barbecue held afterwards, which was enjoyed by all.
Punch & Judy
We were joined by Bishop’s Hull First School to thank them for doing such a brilliant job with their country dancing at our Classic Car Show back in the summer. The children and residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance by Dave Milton and are looking forward to seeing him again at the Christmas Fair.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
On 28th September, we hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Lots of people baked cakes for the occasion and brought in some homemade delight, which all sold very quickly.