Two residents from Bank Close House in Chesterfield recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
The homes manager said: “They are such a lovely couple who are as much in love now as I imagine they were when they first met. I am really happy that we were able to provide them with this special party to mark the occasion, but I am even happier that we got to witness and be a part of it. I hope this will be a memory that they will cherish forever.”
On the day they enjoyed 1 hour in a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce, two beautiful Anniversary cakes, Champagne for toasting, a cream tea at lunch and a buffet tea.
Everyone at Devonshire Care would like to wish them a Happy Anniversary with many more years to come.
Congratulations to you both on this special day.
This years Garden Party held on the 23rd July at Bank Close House, Chesterfield was a great success. Throughout the day service users, family and friends came together for a fun filled day to help raise money for our residents. Our aim this year was to try and match our last years total of £517. After counting up all that we raised, this years total was a staggering £1,630. This would not have been possible without all of the hard work, support and kind donations from all of the people who came along to support us.
A service user meeting will take place in the near future where we will discuss how the funds will be best spent.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everybody who took part in making this possible.
The pamper day we held on the 6th July was an amazing success and we now have many relaxed and rejuvenated residents. Some service users enjoyed a full manicure and polish, some indulged in a mini facial or head massage, while others enjoyed a simple hand massage. The response was really good from all the residents who took part. We are planning on making this more of a regular activity and will be arranging for this event to take place again in the upcoming weeks. Here are a few photos taken on the day.
On Wednesday 6th July, residents at Bank Close House can sink into relaxation and enjoy one to one pamper sessions of their choice. Our new activities coordinator will be offering a range of treatments including nail care, hand massages and mini facials. Our hairdresser who regularly does the service users hair will also be coming in.
During the sessions, service users will be listening to soft relaxing music and will be offered refreshments.
Towards the afternoon we also have a live entertainer coming in house to sing for us. Friends and family are more than welcome to join us for this.
We are delighted to announce that our 2016 Garden Party will take place at Bank Close House on Saturday 23rd July. Last years garden party was of great success, we raised a total of £517 for our residents funds and we are hoping that this year is just as successful.
Come along and join us for another fantastic day. There will be entertainment from the local Ukulele band, an outdoor bar and BBQ area, a variety of stalls and much much more, offering something for everyone.
One of our members of staff has volunteered to have her head shaved on the day. As we are not a charity we cannot accept any sponsors but any donations you would like to make on the day are at your own discretion. In support of the macmillan ‘Brave The Shave’ campaign we will also be making a donation to macmillan cancer research from the donations we raise on the day.
The garden will be open from 1:30pm onward and parking onsite is free of charge.
We will also be having a visit from the Mayor and his wife from around 2pm.
During the past couple of weeks Bank Close House have received some really generous donations. The family members of two past service users have very kindly donated a total of £520 to the home.
A service user meeting was arranged and there we discussed how the money could be best spent in a way that would benefit all of our service users. We all agreed on buying new garden furniture for our beautiful garden and putting up a plaque in memory of our dearly missed service users.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank both families for their donations. We are extremely grateful and are looking forward to updating our garden area this summer.
On the 24th March, staff, residents and family members of Bank Close House, Chesterfield came together for our annual Spring Fair celebration were we raised a total of £86.
During the event we had live music played by our local Ukulele band (which the residents loved as always), we had a lovely buffet prepared in house by our very talented cook, a variety of different stalls and a cake sale.
The money we raised is always greatly received and will go towards the residents activity funds which we use for activity supplies, for regular out of house entertainers to come into the home and for any future events.
We all had a fantastic day and are now looking forward to our *Summer Fair which will be held on the 23rd July 2016. We hope to see you all there.
*Further information about the Summer Fair will follow shortly.