Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rob Fortune
My name is Rob Fortune and I have been an Activities Coordinator since 2016. Previously, I was a manager in a busy Resource Centre for young adults with learning/physical disabilities and challenging behaviour.
I enjoy the challenges of this role and love using all of my skills to provide meaningful activities, enabling the lovely residents at Sutton Grange to live life to the fullest.
Activities at Sutton Grange
Here at Sutton Grange we work really hard at providing a range of activities to suit our residents needs. We understand that everyone is different and we enjoy supporting our residents in whatever activities they would like to take part in. With a dedicated Activities co-ordinator and a friendly team of volunteers we are always busy with activities. We have several clubs including; gardening, film, craft, music, puzzles, and singing. We enjoy live music and entertainment, both in and outside of the home, and have regular outings on the minibus to local places of interest. Residents take part in animal assisted therapy, afternoon tea, arts and crafts classes, and visits from local community groups and school children. We believe it is important to provide stimulating, meaningful and relevant activities for our residents in order to make friends, and build a warm community to live.
Life at our home
Residents Mark Armistice Day
Residents mark Armstice Day
To mark Armistice Day, Residents of Sutton Grange welcomed the children from local school, St Stephens Primary as part of their as part of the Generations Unite Initiative, making poppies for Armistice Day in Remembrance which was displayed in the homes entrance foyer & bistro. A touch of nostalgia was added with a performance by talented vocalist, Sophie Bennett who performed wartime greats with everyone singing along.
General Manager Bennett Mott said: “We would like to thank everyone who came along and contributed to our events and made the occasion all the more poignant.”
A Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Residents attended a wonderful afternoon tea on Thursday 24th October 2019 themed "A Mad Hatter's Tea Party"
Carers and staff dressed up fitting the occassion and the music & song was delivered by non other than Alice in Wonderland herself. Bennett Mott, General Manager said "The atmosphere was magical, everyone had a lovely afternoon and No one was late for the very important date"
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Everyone had a wonderful time dancing and singing along with Dave Dare as our entertainment. The residents enjoyed some cake made by family members, alongside a lovely cup of tea.
Southport Flower Show
We had a lovely trip to the Southport flower show, which the residents really enjoyed. We did two trips, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and had a whale of a time.
Soroptomists of Southport
We have recently had a community event led by the Soroptimists of Southport. This was a lovely event and everyone really enjoyed it. The entertainment was from the wonderful Rachel Rose and she had everybody singing and dancing along throughout the afternoon.