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Say Hello to Our Christmas Competition Winner – Queens Court Care Home Buckhurst Hill

We are delighted to announce that Queens Court Care Home Buckhurst Hill, Essex are the winners of our Christmas activity competition, launched once again to bring some festive cheer following a rather challenging 2023.

All we asked was for care homes around the country to show their Christmas celebrations with us, activities, events, wonderlands, carol singing, pantomimes fundraising, anything that will put a smile on residents faces with staff, residents, families and communities joining forces to create a very special celebration.

Congratulations to the team at Queens Court who brought Santa and reindeers, a gospel choir, held a residents and families Christmas party, brought in students from the local community as part of their enrichment program, went out into the local community to give out gifts, and brought in the “Jingle Bell Singers“ from a local community theatre company.

A £100 Marks & Spencer voucher is on its way!

That said it was an almost impossible task to pick out a winner once again we were overwhelmed not only with the number of entrants but the quality!

We had some heartwarming and enriching nominations from care homes all over the country spending an enormous amount of time and energy undertaking a variety of activities and fundraising efforts which once again humbled us all here at THE CARER.

So once again we have had some small consolation prizes, I do wish we could reward you all since all the nominations were truly wonderful (but unfortunately our budget doesn’t stretch that far)!

So a big shout out to:

Christian Mason and his team at Thornhill House in Barnsley, Yorkshire

Ann Norris and her team at Chandos Lodge in Hagley, West Midlands

Sandra Joyce and her team at Linden House Wellington, Somerset

Lianne Sturmey and her team at the Oaks Birmingham, Midlands

A £25 Marks & Spencer voucher is on its way!

Once again thank you all for your magnificent nominations, if anybody ever wanted an example of the dedication, hard work and commitment care homes and their staff provide to enhance the well-being of the residents than they need to look no further than these pages in our latest issue!