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Greensleeves Care Home Celebrates Residents at Surprise Awards

Buckler’s Lodge, a Greensleeves Care Home in Crowthorne, held a surprise awards evening earlier this month, which saw residents winning awards from ‘most compassionate’ to ‘biggest film fanatic.’
Residents’ friends and families were invited to watch the ceremony, which was held in the home’s bistro area, adorned with a red carpet and stage.

Aimee Hallcup, Activities co-ordinator, said: “Our residents were all thoroughly surprised by the event, many even cried happy tears when receiving their awards!”

Now approaching its first anniversary, Buckler’s Lodge welcomed its first residents in March 2022: married couple Peter and Gwenda, who respectively received the ‘most insightful’ and ‘most punctual’ awards at the event.

Rachel, on receiving the ‘best dressed’ award, said in her speech:
“Wow, I didn’t expect this, I’ve never received an award before! Thank you for nominating me and for coming.”

Another resident, Christine, said
“the staff are the ones that deserve the awards.”

The only mishap, a broken wine glass, proved to be a comedic moment as Keith, a resident, said: “it wouldn’t be an awards ceremony without some broken glass.”

Debbie Rapson, Home Manager, said:
“The idea for the awards came about as we wanted to celebrate our residents and show our appreciation. Whilst it is our job to care for our residents and brighten their days, they often don’t realise how much they brighten our days in return.”

“We have built a lovely community of residents during the home’s first year, which continues to grow, and we wanted to acknowledge this. From ‘most creative’ and ‘most kind’ to ‘best sense of humour’ and ‘making the best floral displays’ – each resident brings their individuality to the home and this is something we celebrate in our approach to care.”

The full list of winners is as follows:
Best smile – Beryl
Best hair – Betty
Most punctual – Gwenda
Best singer – Janet
Most kind – Jean
Most creative – Jean
For always wearing the most colourful clothes – Keith
Best sense of humour – Laurene
Most warm-hearted – Maureen
Biggest film fanatic – Neil
Most compassionate – Pam
Most insightful – Peter
Best dressed – Rachel
Most caring – Stella
Best floral displays – Christine
Best newcomer – Betty


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