… there’s never a dull moment here at Newstead. We have been fundraising for our residents fund completing our 2022 Calendars and for Macmillan.
Newstead’s Fundraising 2022 Calendars
The theme for 2022 is ‘Memories’ and we asked our residents what memory stands out to them and why. They each painted their memory with their quote underneath. We have assembled the pictures into really beautiful and touching calendars.
We are selling our calendars for £10 each. The money is going towards fundraising for an iSandBOX for our residents. You can pay via cash and drop it into us or pay via PayPal with our email address: [email protected] If you would like us to, we can post it to you for £1.30.
Our Macmillan Coffee morning fundraising
Our residents baked and sold cakes at our Coffee morning fundraising for Macmillan. We were delighted to raise £150.95. This will massively help their services and the community. Here are some photos of some of our ladies making shortbread that we sold as part of our coffee morning!
From growing to harvesting and creative activities
We recently made bookmarks with pressed flowers. Thank you to Herefordshire Growing Point for the kits. We added homemade tassels to the bookmarks to give them an extra personal touch.
Yesterday we planted our winter hanging baskets. We sat outside making the most of the weather and these gorgeous baskets will brighten up the gloomiest of winter days.
And we have celebrated Harvest Festival at Newstead. It was led by Reverend Andy Morgan, and we sung hymns marking this special service. It is nice to find our new normal and thanks to technology we can do this.
See Me stories
One of our residents Peter recently turned 80!! We organised for Ray Mytton who plays the guitar to come and play for Peter on his special birthday. Peter was in a band during his time in the Royal Artillery and always played for his family. Ray staged a private performance for Peter and his loving wife Ann, and also entertained our other residents. Brilliant to have live music back at Newstead.
On Wednesday we were treated to the vocals of Michael Morgan and were blown away by his voice! Such a fun afternoon.
From Elsie’s ‘See Me Story’ we discovered her love of history and looking at pieces of memorabilia to reminisce. We spent an afternoon looking at memorabilia from the 1950’s. From radio show stars, I spy books and Christmas present shopping guides. We then played two quizzes, one was a general 1950’s quiz and the other was to guess the 1950’s toys! We always enjoy reminiscing and it sparks a lot of conversation!