August 2018

SorryI’m sure that you will not have failed to notice that there was an absence of production of your last newsletter. This was due to a certain person being on leave!! We will name no names but we are now back on track.

Baby Congratulations

new babyWe wish to congratulate Mrs. Marjorie Stonely on the safe arrival of Maisie her great grandaughter born on 21st August.

The Land Army Girls

We all really enjoyed our evening when we were entertained by the Land Army girls. They sang some favourite songs which everyone joined in. We also saw some lovely memorabelia which took many of us back to childhood. They will be returning for Christmas which we know you are very much looking forward to already.


Our Lottery Winners

The winners are :-

Bonus Ball4th August – Roll over

11th August – Rollover

18th August – Roll over

25th  August– Mrs. Elizabeth Greig

Birthday Wishes

happy birthdayMr. Ronald Hope, Mrs. Gwendoline Gill, Mrs. Barbara Weston, Mrs. Betty Prior and Mr. Doug Whittington.



SantaWell there we are we have said the C word. Shelagh has now booked up most of our entertainment but forward warning that our party will be Tuesday 11th December with Full Beam. Rumour has it that staff will be dressing up!!

Coffee Morning

Coffee MornOur new date for Coffee morning will be Friday 5th October 10 – 12 in Valley view. This had to be postponed last month but I am sure the cakes will be worth the wait.

Harvest Supper

Harvest SupperThis will be held on Tuesday 2nd October with Cannon Fletcher taking a short service which will be followed by a harvest supper.


knittersWell done to all of our residents that have knitted squares for the blankets for premature babies at the Conquest Hospital. To date we have made 12 which will be taken to the hospital by Carol.


CraftsWe will soon have you sewing again as we plan to make some Halloween decorations which will then be replaced by poppies for Remembrance Sunday.

ThanksJust a couple of things to say on sponsorships. Terry recently had his head shaved which raised just over £100 for the Macmillan Cancer charity. Also Shelagh’s sponsered swim was due to take place in September but has had to be delayed. The date will be re arranged but thank you to everyone that sponsored them both

  Manager’s MomentManagers

Well there is so much to tell you this month! Since our last newsletter Phil our gardener has retired, we now have a contractor Toby that comes in once a week. Also we have now been able to engage a Manicurist; we know how much you all missed having your nails done. Our staff have been wonderful in helping with this but you will soon have Jenni that will come in. We have also found another hairdresser Britt who will work on a Thursday and Friday. Shelagh will continue to do hair on a Monday and Tuesday but obviously with a home this big it was a struggle to get around. Britt will cover holidays to so please make her welcome and get to know her. We have also had a few changes within our care team as well. Thank you to all of you that came to our recent resident’s meeting. We will soon display the findings of our recent survey that we sent out to you all.

We also now have a community board that sits in our car park. We plan to advertise all of our functions and staff vacancies in there. We will shortly let you know about a date for Firework’s night, there will be a charge for visitors for this but I am sure you will agree that we do put on quite a display. The cost will include either a burger or hotdog. Thank you for your continued support it is so very much appreciated by us all at Mountside.

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