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Autumn Fayre Fund Raiser & Family Outing at the Belle Vue

A family affair at the Belle Vue's Autumn party turned into a great money raising event for the resident's fund, as Care home manager Lisa Crewe celebrated her birthday, with her 'extended family'.



Resident Hilda helps Lisa open the Autumn fayre.



Group Razzle Dazzle once again worked very well to entertain the crowd, singing the songs everybody loved and could join in with, pictured here in their 'alternative' costumes, engaging their audience. Son of resident Mr Rankin, shared his powerful voice with us, singing operatic numbers.


Lisa's family join in as cute little Olivia(4) is held by big brother Zac (16 )



Another cute little girl, pictured Jenna's (Eastgate staff member) Sister Cally holds her niece.

Lots of fun was had by all, a good family and staff turn out offering great  support.  Lots of dancing and singing, plus  tombola, raffle, cake stall and bric a brac.  Pictured below Assistant Manager Clare McNuff and visitor Gemma wins a pink Barbie felt tip set on the tombola!

Lady residents enjoy the entertainment at their home - a great day out without going

An added bonus was that over  £200.00's was raised, in just a couple of hours, for the residents fund. Well done to all participants and organisers for their 'full on' support.

Posted on 19 Sep 2013
Eastgate team up for Alzheimers Memory walk.

Operations Manager - Sue Clifford has gathered together colleagues to support this worthwhile Nottingham event on the 1st of September.


Sue Clifford Memory Walking to help raise money.


Sue has had lots of first-hand  encounters of Dementia with residents at our Belle Vue care home and although she doesn’t have family members experiencing it she does have friends families with it.

This close knowledge gives an acute awareness of the devastating effects on families of dementia and Sue has decided to put her personal fitness to the test and walk with others in Wollaton Park to raise funds.


Full details on Alzheimers web site;


Location:  Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottinghamshire

Date: 1 September 2013

Event type: Walk

Fundraising target: £50

Level: Easy

Join us in the grounds of this spectacular country house in the heart of Nottingham, as we don our walking shoes for either a one mile or 10km walk.

If you would like to sponsor Sue or any of our team, please contact Sue at our head office on;

0843 216 2843  (local rate)


Wishing the team 'good walking' for September.




Posted on 27 Aug 2013
Garden Party at Melbourne makes the Press again

It was the ideal time for a summer Garden Party at Melbourne House, when everyone could 'get together'


Special guest Val opens the proceedings and is well received by residents, guests and staff, he probably was the 'star of the show'



Other stars include fabulous singers 'Razzle Dazzle' with their special blend of songs and ditties, well loved and recognized by all and plenty of 'sing along' opportunities, which is so good for young and old. 

Our lady residents, Betty Culpin and Dorothy Finch, enjoy the entertainment.


'Give us a kiss' 'not likely' says Val. Chloe looks on amused.as Val shows his teeth to visitor.



A splendid array of cakes and desserts were enjoyed and not a morsel remained. Thanks to all those who helped create a great display and tasty too!


 Relative Jill Shelton spending time with her father, resident Derek Foster.

Navy Service Personel surround Charise!


Resident Bernard Rasmussen happy to have a hug with  Razzle Dazzle Girl.

Some members of the Melbourne House team, who made great  efforts to create a lovely day for residents and visitors. Its not often we get a picture of all the crew together, so well done to our photographer - Pauline - I suspect!

Thanks go to all who made such a splendid day and for those participants too, coming to share it with us.


Melbourne Party makes the press again (Nottingham Post) with this lovely garden party picture, showing resident George Orgill, Care Home Manager Louise Rimmer, Activity Coordinator Charise Mullings, resident Maureen Marriott

Posted on 09 Aug 2013
Melbourne House gains press attention with Armed Forces Day

Another fantastic event held at Melbourne House, as reported in the Nottingham Post;


Pictured; Resident George Orgill, Care Home Manager - Louise Rimmer, Activity Coordinator - Cherise Mullings, resident Maureen Marriott


A special afternoon tea to help celebrate our Great British Armed Forces - Old time Singers came to entertain,The Royal Navy visit, the residents had  a cake competition, all enjoyed sandwiches, tea and cake.

Coming soon news of our Sunny Summer garden party






Posted on 02 Aug 2013
Garden Party provides a Welcome Outing at Alexandra House

Staff worked hard at Alexandra House to prepare for a sunny summer Garden Party, posters went up, cakes got baked, entertainment is planned, ensuring that all enjoyed the days activities.

Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker opens the Garden Party with the help of the Cllr Heptinstall, Eastwood Deputy Mayor.

Cakes galore as staff and relatives had been busy baking.



 Resident Len enjoying the 'day out' in the garden with all the activities and food & drink too.


Alexandra House conservatory  got a revamp for the Garden Party when Eastgates’ Marie Martin decided to do a late spring clean. Marie was based at Alex before moving to the head office. This area now provides a specialist dementia friendly area, complete with a fabulous tactile board created by Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker, this will provide hours of ‘entertainment’ and is sure to be a talking point for months to come. The two Marie’s certainly work well as a team!


Evelyn Bobryk and her daughter take a cuppa n cake, while being entertained.

 Plenty of chat going on while residents, relatives and friends enjoy keeping an eye on the action.

 The Bric- a -brac stall was well stocked and popular too, Mary wonders if she can grab a bargain here.

 Special guests have a chat and discuss the activities....... the weather.......and goodness knows what?

Well done to all the staff and helpers for putting on a great summer garden party for the residents and guests.
Posted on 01 Aug 2013

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