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
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.
Celebrating 5 Years
Sutton Grange recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. The day was amazing; we had the Southport Rock Choir perform and held our own dog show, which was a great success. We also had some other residents from Dovedale Court come and join in the fun.
90th Birthday Party
We held a Hawaiian themed birthday party for our lovely Bill which was organised together with his daughter. It was a fantastic day and Bill really enjoyed himself. We had cocktails and mocktails alongside an entertainer for all to dance and sing along.