O Christmas tree, how lovely are thy branches: The lyrics of this Christmas classic have been resonating around our home. Particularly as we have been putting up our Christmas decorations and getting in the mood for Christmas.
Our ENORMOUS Christmas tree!
We do have a double height glass atrium reception and this clearly needed a big tree! Just look at the size of this one.
After putting up 2000 lights we were still short and had to buy more. It looks magnificent. Our residents are delighted with it and particularly like how the lights reflect in the windows when it is dark outside. Just magical.
Equally magical is the atrium garden, which Joy and her activities team have transformed into a winter wonderland trail. They have displayed all the Christmas craft items residents have made. From flower pot characters, to floral wreaths and another Christmas tree. It’s lovely seeing our residents show their families and their grandchildren love this trail.
Our Worcester Cathedral Christmas tree
This year we have a Christmas tree in the annual tree festival in Worcester Cathedral. The festival is now open until 1st January. Please pop in and see our tree. We are first tree as you walk down the ramp.
Our residents, helped by our team, made the tree decorations and decorated the tree. They reflect our Behaviour Framework and the 6 c’s which forms part of how we all work as part of Team Lawns. These are care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. The residents also picked out words to reflect how they feel living at The Lawns.
You can vote for our tree by liking the picture of our tree on the Worcester Cathedral Facebook page. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterCathedral/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAhRMlCxCgB9FtFjaMtml9PNPxeINO5ewtMxRyCRlJ1ll5RVhrlrd6tnTnt7_UFmT15TOoJ9GMTwIfP
A time for fun and fundraising
The naughty elves at The Lawns dressed up for National Elf Day on Friday December 6th. We have been collecting donations for the Alzheimer’s Society and there is a donation box on our piano in reception.
If we manage to reach our target of £150 we get to ‘Elf The Boss’ which in fact means … we get to dress Mel up as an elf! (NOTE: she doesn’t do dress up and she says we couldn’t raise £150 so thinks she is safe. The challenge is on!)
Rocking around the Christmas tree
……Another of our favourite Christmas hits!! We were thrilled to see the children of Norton Juxta Primary School, who visited to entertain our residents. Their singing and dancing was unbelievable and they had us spellbound from the moment they walked in. So smart, friendly and polite.
Thank you to their teachers and Reverend Mark Badger from St Mary’s Church, Kempsey who arranged everything … we are so grateful.