August 2017

Summer is passing us by very quickly, but we have been having fun during August. Our Greek Night was an excellent event.  We had scrumptious Greek food, prepared by Kyveli, one of our lovely carers, and entertainment from three Belly Dancers.  The Home was packed out with residents and their relatives and we raised £129 in donations.  

Some residents attend a fortnightly 'Knit & Knatter' morning, which is held at our local Library. Here we get a chance to have a cup of tea and chat with like minded crafty people whilst continuing with our knitting or any other type of craft.

Lyn from Music for Health visited us with some exhilarating music to get us all up and moving, followed by some peaceful music to relax to afterwards.

Some of us were invited to one of our Residents daughters house for afternoon tea, which was a real treat for us.  Thank you Maggie!!

Upcoming Events

1st September - Music for Health

5th September - Spa Day

7th September - Tea at the Church Hall

13th September - Boat Trip down the Medway

29th September - Macmillan coffee morning - friends and family welcome

7th October - Cockney Night

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

July 2017

During July, we visited Longfield Academy School, where students held an Enterprise Day to help raise money for 'Dementia Friends'.  We were treated to coffee, tea and cakes which were served to us by the schools students.  We perused the stalls on offer and some residents purchased hand made bracelets and had a go at 'Guess the name of the Teddy'. Some brave students were singing and playing musical instruments - a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

We have been invited to the Fawkham and Hartley Church for Strawberry tea, which is very close by to us.  We will be venturing there for  a lovely afternoon.

Another new Event is 'Knit & Natter', which is held at our local library every other Friday.  Some of us will be making our way over there to see what its all about.  Our Local Community Officer, Jackie, loves getting involved with Care Homes within our area.  She has been working with us to help involve us in the Community, as there are so many weekly events taking place.

Upcoming Events

9th August - Afternoon Tea.

19th August - Greek night, hosted by Kyveli, one of our lovely carers.

22nd August - Spa Day with drinks and canapes. 

28th August - Take Away Night.


Posted on July 25, 2017 .

June 2017

Our Summer Fete was held on Saturday 10th June and we raised a fantastic £455.85 on the day.  It was a lovely hot summers day and everyone had a super day.  We enjoyed music from 'Michael', a Reggae singer who performed for us out on the front lawn.  There were various stalls, including; Tombola, Guess the weight of Oscar, our Guinea Pig, BBQ, Games such as Hook a Duck and Skittles, Cake Stall and a Raffle with excellent prizes of; Hobby Craft gifts, Leeds Castle Family Entry for one day, Golf for 8 people at Wrotham Heath, Tea Shop Gift Voucher and A Hairdressing Voucher with Emma, our Hairdresser.

As last years 'Fairby Bake Off' was such a huge success, we held the event again.  The competition is greater this year as we have more entries.  Our lucky judges got to taste all the cakes and decided on which looks and tastes the best.  The lucky winner won a BlueWater voucher.

Residents helped us stick on Raffle tickets for our Tombola bottles and have been busy making sweet cones for our Fete and decorating them with ribbon.  

A few of us visited our local garden centre to pick out some flowers for our hanging baskets.  We are also lucky enough to have a Florist residing with us who has created 2 stunning hanging baskets for our Front Door, a beautiful Flower Basket for our Raffle and other pot plants for our garden.

All proceeds from the Fete go into our Residents Fund which help fund forthcoming events and outings.

Our duck eggs arrived and all 6 hatched within 2 days.  See our photo and video gallery to see how cute they are.  

Upcoming Events:-

9th July - Betty's 90th Birthday Tea party with Magician.

11th July - Jason will be singing for us.

20th July - Music for health.

Plans for a Greek and Cockney Night are in progress.

Visits to the local garden centre.

Visit to the sea-side for fish and chips.

September 2017 - Boat trip on the Medway 





Posted on June 8, 2017 .