Activities at our home
Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!
Life at our home
Children in Need
Staff and residents at Sherwood Court have taken part in a fun-filled day of activities to raise money for Children in Need. Children in Need is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised over £950 million for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One and BBC Two, and the charity mascot 'Pudsey Bear' is as well-known as legendary host, Sir Terry Wogan, who hosted the telethon for 35 years.
Elizabeth Brotherton, General Manager said: “Taking part in this challenge has been a huge amount of fun and everyone at the home has been behind us all the way. It’s for such an important cause. I’m very glad to be able to do my bit to raise further awareness and money for the charity.”
Staff dressed up for Halloween to entertain our residents. We were also visited by some local children who were out trick-or-treating. Great fun was had by all!
Mobile Zoo Visit
Staff and residents enjoyed a visit from a local mobile zoo. Here is Daniella holding one of the snakes. Residents enjoyed holding the spiders and mice, along with a beautiful white owl
Macmillan Coffee Morning
All the staff and residents at Sherwood Court held a charity coffee morning on Friday 27th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a big success – we managed to raise £187.95 and, most importantly, everyone had a lot of fun doing it!
Sherwood Court Celebrates Notting Hill Carnival
Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at Sherwood Court to enjoy a Caribbean celebration that was held on the 23rd August 2019. Sherwood Court hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, Caribbean Music and food were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event.
Staff at Sherwood Court made everyone feel welcome and were delighted to see different generations having fun together. Residents enjoyed plenty of refreshments, and Jerk chicken prepared by the catering team, it was a great team effort.
Resident, Mary Boon said, “I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was surrounded by lots of great people, and the refreshments kept flowing. Staff did a great job, not just on the day, but organising the event and getting everyone together.”
Staff, residents, relatives and local communities came together at Sherwood Court to enjoy a summer fair. The event was held in the home’s grounds on Saturday 13th July. Sherwood Court hosted a variety of activities throughout the day, including cake stall, plant stall, sweets & drinks & BBQ.
A generous display was made on the tombola stall. Great raffle prizes were won and residents and their families were delighted with Shane’s impersonation of Elvis, who sang some of his greatest hits.
Many children attended with parents & grandparents and enjoyed the activities such as “Hook a Duck”. It was a great summer fair.