June / July 2018

June was full steam ahead with preparations for our annual Summer Fayre.  We're having various stalls including plants, tombola, cakes, guess the name of the teddy, guess the weight of the cake, raffle, wood work, Avon and of course our legendary BBQ.

Our Fete clashed with the England football on Saturday 7th July - but this didn't stop us from having fun and raising an amazing £546.  What a glorious day it was indeed, lovely weather, good food and good company.  We were entertained by Miranda who sang for us.  Some of us were up dancing and singing along with her.

We held our annual Mr and Mrs Fairby Grange, which was won by our lovely Elvira and Alan.  Elvera was presented with a tiara and roses and Alan a crown and box of chocolates.  Well done both of you.

Also during June we visited the seaside and ventured out to our twice monthly Singing Club and Memory Cafe.  

See our gallery page for some lovely photos of the fete.

Posted on July 7, 2018 .

May 2018

During May, Mel and Claire took some residents on our first boat trip this year.  We started out at Wateringbury and made a lovely round trip.  We had drinks, savoury snacks and cakes on board.

Our second trip will be held in August.

We all sat in the lounge and watched the Royal Wedding then celebrated on into the afternoon with a lovely afternoon tea prepared by Mel.  Such a lovely event to watch.

Some of us ventured down the the Malta Inn Pub at Sandling, Maidstone.  We sat outside by the river and had a lovely lunch and a cheeky beer and wine, and enjoyed the lovely sun and great company.

Upcoming events:-

Thursday 7th June - Summer Show of Singing & Dancing

Tuesday 12th June - Cake sale fundraiser for Dementia

Friday 15th June - Luncheon Club

Wednesday 20th June - Armchair excercises

Thursday 21st June - Singing Club

Tuesday 26th June - Kas is singing for us

Friday 29th June - Music for health

Posted on June 2, 2018 .

April 2018

April is warming up nicely and we are looking forward to sitting out in the garden to catch a bit of sun.   A few brave residents have already ventured outside.

We have plans to transform the rear garden this year by extending the patio area and creating a sensory garden,  building raised flower beds, installing a potting shed and creating various seating areas.  Work will commence October 2018.  We are all very excited about this huge project.

Thank you to everyone who donated Easter Eggs and joined in the raffle.  We raised over £50, which will go into our residents fund.

The dog show was a great success.  We all spent time cuddling the tiny Chihuahua puppy 'Norman', and watched the other dogs perform tricks and one even played the piano.  Clever dogs !!

Our monthly visit from Dimples Children's Nursery is always an exciting time for us and the children too.  Six little ones come to sing and play games in our lounge and chat with us. We join in and play musical instruments with them and watch them play with balloons and skittles etc. 

We will be starting our very own Choir at Fairby.  We have lots of beautiful voices amongst us that love to sing.  Andrea, one of our Care Staff is putting together some music and song sheets so that everyone can join in.  X Factor here we come. 

Posted on April 18, 2018 .