Thank you to everyone who came along to our Easter fair over the weekend! It was wonderful to see everyone together again, enjoying the sunshine and each other’s company.
As you know, we opened in 2020 during the Covid pandemic so we’ve never been able to put any events on or organise big celebrations for occasions like the long Easter weekend, so this fair really was extra special. We even invited Alfie Dobson along who kept us suitably entertained with some great classics, that got everyone involved singing and dancing.
We organised a huge raffle with some amazing prizes that included a two night stay in a two-bedroom lodge in Felton, near Morpeth, a meal for two at The Keel Row pub in Seaton Delaval and other prizes such as chocolate, gin and shopping vouchers.
Julie McMurrough, our manager at Holywell House, said: “It was amazing to see families together again, enjoying the sunshine and entertainment.
“The smiles on everyone’s faces were clear to see and, despite the restrictions care homes faced for such a long time, we are so pleased to be able to organise important occasions like the Easter fair again, safely.
“We raised an incredible £1,000 which will be used to help renovate the patio area at our home so that residents can make the most of the outdoor space as the light nights and warmer weather set in. We’ve already received donations of picket fencing, a green house and new wooden garden bench which we are incredibly grateful for.
“Alfie sang some great classics that got everyone involved, singing and dancing, as we all appreciated enjoying one another’s company again.
“Well done to the raffle winners too – we hope you enjoy your prizes and a huge thank you to everyone who donated the prizes too.”
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."