Guess the name of the Teddy competition!

Westoe Grange in South Shields have been busy organising a competition to guess the name of the mystery teddy bear.

The money raised from family and friends of the residents when they made a guess has been put towards the Christmas fund for residents.

Residents successfully raised £22 with the winning name being ‘Huggy’.

For more information of events at Westoe Grange, please contact them on westoegrange@ascotcare.co.uk

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St Anne's Summer Fayre

St Anne’s based in Whitley Bay enjoyed their Summer Fayre on Saturday 24th August.

Residents, their families, friends and staff came together for the day and tucked into a delicious BBQ feast, a tombola, a raffle, a lucky dip game and a guess the weight of the cake game.

Everyone had a fantastic day, with the weather proving to be on our side!

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There was live entertainment from Mike and Allan, who sang classic songs and played the piano much to everyone’s delight.

The day successfully raised £170 for the resident’s fund. The fund was set up for the residents to choose activities or products they wish to enjoy.

To find out more about the upcoming events at St Anne’s, contact them on stannes@ascotcare.co.uk

St Anne's Memory Walk

On Saturday 24th August, residents and staff from St Anne’s in Whitley Bay came together to take part in a Memory Walk in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Residents enjoyed a walk along the picturesque coast of Whitley Bay whilst raising awareness and funds for a cause close to Ascot Care’s heart.

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The walk began at 9.30am and was enjoyed by all. This cause is very important to us as many of our residents, staff and their families are affected by Alzheimer’s - whether it be themselves or a loved one.

We strive to continue to support such causes with future fundraising events.

For more information of the events taking place at St Anne’s, contact them directly on stannes@ascotcare.co.uk

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Silver Stars Ukelele Band perform!

This week, the Lawns based in Monkseaton received a visit from the Silver Stars Ukelele Band.

Residents and staff alike enjoyed listening to live renditions of familiar favourite tunes.

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At Ascot Care, we’re dedicated to organising a range of activities and events across our six North East care homes. From live music performances, visiting attractions and arts and crafts - we believe it’s important for our residents to enjoy a variety of entertainment to enrich their experience with us.

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Fore more information on future events and activities that are set to take place at the Lawns, contact them directly on thelawns@ascotcare.co.uk

The Lawns Summer Fair

This August marks the return of the Lawn’s annual Summer Fair!

Based in the heart of Monkseaton, the Lawn’s Fair offers a chance for staff, residents and their families to come together and enjoy a fabulous cake stall, a raffle and tombola.

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All funds raised from the Summer Fair are added to the resident’s fund. This fund allows residents to choose activities, games or treats they wish to enjoy in the future.

We are dedicated to organising events and activities to add to each of our six North East care home’s resident funds.

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For more information on upcoming activities taking place at the Lawns, contact them directly on thelawns@ascotcare.co.uk

Castleview activities this August

Residents at Castleview based in Alnwick have been very busy this August!

They recently received a visit from local Author Hazel Stephenson, who wrote a series of books entitled ‘Land Girls’. The books allowed residents to reminisce of old times of when notorious ‘Land Girls’ were real - as Hazel said herself, her inspiration for the book series came from stories she had once heard.

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As well as a visit from a local author, we’ve also had a very special celebration take place this month! Castleview’s wonderful resident, Kathy, celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday 20th August.

The day was made extra special with lots of treats, balloons and of course, cake - enjoyed by all residents.

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On Wednesday 21st August, all residents came together to enjoy a day of fun and target games that allowed residents to have friendly competition whilst experiencing new games!

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The Lawns thank you letters

It’s always a pleasure to receive thank you letters from the families of our residents.

The team at the Lawns based in Monkseaton recently received these thank you letters from resident’s families. Receiving such letters makes our hard working team have a sense of pride in their dedicated support and care to our residents.

Ascot Care believe in only having the best staff, which is why all our care team hold a minimum of six months experience in the care industry.

To leave a review or a testimonial to us, contact us on info@ascotcare.co.uk

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Awarding West Rainton Primary School

The manager of Springfield Lodge in West Rainton was proud to present our shield to a pupil of West Rainton Primary School.

Will Kitson was awarded for his outstanding contribution to visiting residents and also being a leading factor to the local community events.

This also gave us an opportunity to thank head teacher, Mrs McDonough, the teachers and all the pupils for their ongoing support to Springfield Lodge over this last year. The interaction and communication between both generations is truly inspiring.

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