manor house residential care having Summer Fair. The image shows our carers and residents enjoying the fair

Our Summer Fair on Saturday, 12th August, was a resounding success, with a fantastic turnout from our local community, families and friends.  The event, opened by the Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Stafford Borough, Andy Cooper and Mrs. Judy Cooper, gave the opportunity for people to enjoy lots of fun activities in our beautiful gardens.

The weather was kind to us, with the sun appearing at just the right time. We were all thoroughly entertained by singer, Becca G and the local Dance Troupe, Dance Fusion, bringing lots of smiles and fun to the afternoon. There was a vast range of games and activities, from a coconut shy, face painting to a bottle stall and raffle, with the main prize of an original Brooklyn Bicycle bike ridden by Anne Hathaway in the 2015 film ‘The Intern’ generously donated by local resident Julie Rickerby,

Jayne Wood, Director of Nursing and Registered Manager, said, “We are delighted with the success of the summer fair. It was great seeing the residents, family, and friends enjoying the day together.  A huge thank you to our Activities Team for putting it all together.  

Staff went above and beyond, with many volunteering their time to help on the day, Dave and Sam from the Maintenance Team made the stocks and coconut shy, and Sophie baked all the cakes for the cake sale. We are so fortunate at the Manor House to have such an incredible team that genuinely cares about the home”. 

On opening the fair, The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Borough, Andy Cooper said, “I am thrilled to have been invited today to open the Summer Fair.  It’s clear to see the huge amount of work that has gone into

the event, the stalls are fantastic.  The Staff here are clearly very committed and have gone above and beyond their jobs to do this.

The work that Manor House do looking after and supporting those with a range of conditions is vital.  I have been chatting to residents and their families and you can tell they are very well cared for and very happy here.”

Bertha, Unit Manager, said, “It’s so lovely, nice to see so many friends and relatives come to support. It has really been a nice opportunity to meet and get to know more of our residents’ family members, and it’s lovely that so many staff have volunteered to work at the event.”

The day was made extra special with resident Anne’s twin sister Cath, flying in from America to attend the event. Cath said, “Anne is really happy here at the Manor House and has settled in so well since arriving six months ago.” Anne added, “It’s a good atmosphere, and there is plenty for the children; it really is a lovely day.”

We look forward to hosting more events over the coming months!