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Unforgettable by Tim Elgood

1st June 2015

Unforgettable by Tim Elgood

Richmond Northampton is hosting another Northants Touring Arts event, this time on a comical theme.

Winner of the New Perspectives Long Play 2014 – Unforgettable is about a brother and sister relationship.

It’s the most unexpected things that rekindle the unique bond between brother and sister.  An ageing parents is one. But “life’s too short”.  There are new places to go and new people to meet.  And new discoveries to be made – not least between brother and sister and their family experiences past present and future.

Share Jed and Rosie’s revelations in Tim Elgood’s funny and poignant play about growing up, growing old and a lifetime of rediscovery.

Thursday 4th June at 7.30pm
Tickets £8
Box Office: 01604 432 602


Abingdon Food & Drink Festival

5th June 2015

Abingdon Food & Drink Festival 7th June 2015 from 10.00am - 4.00pm

Celebrate a wonderful world of local flavour at the Abingdon Food and Drink Festival. Join us at the Miele Experience Centre, Fairacres, Abingdon, to discover the variety and quality of the food right on your doorstep.You'll get a chance to taste and buy local produce. And you'll learn how it's made and how to cook with a series of talks and cookery demonstrations.There's something for all the family and plenty to keep the children amused at the festival. Please see the web site for up to date information and for ticket sales. Supported by Abingdon Town

Ticket prices

Entry £3.50 (under 11s free)

Chef demonstrations £3.50 / £5.50

Wine & cheese tasting £5.50

Tickets, some discounted, can be purchased in advance through the web site and all profits go to charity.

Venue details MIELE EXPERIENCE CENTRE

Fairacres

Marcham Road

Abingdon

OX14 1TW

website: abingdonfoodfestival.org.uk


Richmond Bede Village Choir

8th June 2015

Richmond Bede Village Choir

The Village Choir continues to be a huge success! Please join us every other Monday at 7pm in the Restaurant for our next practise session.

On Monday 8th June, the Bede Choir will be doing their final rehearsal for their performance at the Old Meeting Church in Bedworth on Friday 12th June at 2.30pm.

For further information about Bede Village, please call our Village Advisors on 024 76645544.


Letcombe Regis Carers Colossal Cream Tea

12th June 2015

Letcombe Regis Carers Colossal Cream Tea

It is National Older Carers Day on Friday 12 June 2015 in association with Age UK and Carers Oxfordshire and to celebrate this day Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis will be providing a fantastic "Carers Colossal Cream Tea" at the Lodge Garden Cafe from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

Calling all Carers if you are over 50 years of age and are "helping someone" in your local community, we would like to invite you to come along to enjoy a cream tea with us to celebrate Older Carers Day.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential - Please call Laura Freeth on 07827235429 to book your place.


T-wit T-WHOOOOO's at Richmond Nantwich

12th June 2015

T-wit T-WHOOOOO's at Richmond Nantwich

 Residents and staff were delighted to receive a visit from two very special guests as Spike and Twiggy the Owls visited Richmond Village Nantwich for the morning.

Pamela Graham from Stockley Birds of Prey brought the owls after it was suggested by one of the residents and what a good idea it was!

Spike, a Tawny Owl was the first to make an appearance sitting happily on each person’s arm witmany of the residents remarking how soft he was. Then it was the turn of Twiggy, the Barn Owl who was a little more lively and wanted to explore; it was a good job that he was wearing a lead as he kept looking at the roof rafters!

Pamela explained that the owls had been bought and not taken from the wild but that they are still fed their natural diet and live in surroundings mimicking their natural habitat.

Jane-Ann Stubbs, Activity Organiser at Richmond Village was delighted with how the visit went and remarked “It has been a lovely morning and the owls are beautiful. I think that everyone has thoroughly enjoyed their visit and I hope they will come and see us again soon.” Jane-Ann added “Our next visit is from a pony; I hope he willbe as well-behaved!” Twiggy was heard to say “Whooooooo?!


National Care Home Open Day at Richmond Bede Village

19th June 2015

National Care Home Open Day at Richmond Bede Village

On Friday 19th June, 10.00am - 4.00pm, Richmond Bede Village will be opening it's doors to the public as part of the National Care Home Open Day. The theme we have chosen is 'The Arts'; in particular 'gardening.'

The idea behind the day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.

This important connection is something that Richmond Bede has nurtured since opening in 1992 and the home is already acting as a community hub, including holding quiz nights and entertainment nights, regular coffee morning and fetes.

As part of the Care Home Open Day 2015, Richmond Bede has George Eliot Hospitals 'Anker Radio' broadcasting on site throughout the day, entertainment from Our Flossie, Animal Encounters with Tropical Inc. The Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Councillor Barry Longdon and Consort Mrs Joan Longdon will also be with us from 10am until 12pm.

Sarah Downes Village Manager, said: "This is a great way to show the excellent services on offer and the fantastic work that goes on at Richmond Bede. Some people still have misconceptions about care homes so we are keen to dispel any myths and for people to come and have a look around, meet the staff and our residents."

Plus if we raise £100, Mel-Sue Walton, Activity Coordinator will .... SHAVE HER HEAD for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

For more information please contact reception on 02476 645544, or visit www.richmond-villages.com/bede

 


A "Hollywood" National Care Home Open Day at Richmond Nantwich

19th June 2015

A "Hollywood" National Care Home Open Day at Richmond Nantwich

Richmond Nantwich is delighted to be taking part in National Care Home Open Day which this year will be held on Friday 19th June.

Come along and see our award-winning care home for yourself and enjoy music and song from Acton Amateur Operatic Society as they recreate the glamour of old Hollywood.

Richmond Nantwich is proud of its 41 bed Care Home which is one of the top 20 Care Homes in the North West, as rated by independent website carehome.co.uk.  Indeed you can visit their website to read the honest reviews that have earned us this accolade.

For more information or to book a showround at any other time, please contact Nicola or Sian on 01270 629080.


National Care Home Open Day Weekend 19th-21st June

19th June 2015

National Care Home Open Day Weekend 19th-21st June

Richmond Northampton is delighted to be taking part in National Care Home Open Day which this year will be held on Friday 19th June.

he National Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative to show people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be an integral part of the community.

Come along and see our award-winning care home for yourself and enjoy “All the Fun of the Fair”. A fun afternoon of games and frivolity on the Village Green, including Pig Races, Hook a Duck, Splat the Rat, Giant Jenga, Coconut shy, Giant Ludo, Giant Chess to mention a few.

There will be a display of arts and crafts together with photographs from activities that have taken place over the past year. This year we are lucky to have Hands on Hawking visit our sensory garden, this is an opportunity to see and handle birds of prey.

We will also have an open day and food festival on the 20th June 10-4.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view properties currently on the market and speak to villagers about their experience of living at our retirement village

Richmond Northampton is proud of its 30 bed Care Home which is one of the top 10 Care Homes Northamptonshire, as rated by independent website carehome.co.uk. Indeed you can visit their website to read the honest reviews that have earned us this accolade.

For more information or to book a show round at any other time, please contact Claire or Val on 01604 432602


Father's Day at Richmond Bede Village

21st June 2015

Father's Day at Richmond Bede Village

Please join us on Sunday 21st June from 3pm in the Care Centre main lounge. 

The Cath Nightingale Band will be entertaining us with an assortment of smooth Jazz classics!

For further information, please call us on 024 76645544.


Care Home Open Day

23rd June 2015

Care Home Open Day

Friday 19th June saw the National Care Home Open Day (NCHOD) come to Richmond Northampton.  This is a UK wide initiative to showcase just what care homes are really all about and how they can be an integral part of the wider community.

People came along and saw for themselves our award-winning care home, enjoying “All the Fun of the Fair” with a fun packed afternoon of games and frivolity on our very own village green. There was also a display of arts and crafts together with photographs from other activities that have taken place over the past 12 months on our care floor.  This year we were extremely lucky to have ‘Hands on Hawking’ visit our sensory garden, which was a fantastic opportunity to not only see birds of prey, but also for people to handle them personally.

In addition we also be opened our doors on 20th June with a further open day and food festival.  Visitors had the opportunity to view properties currently on the market and speak to villagers and residents about their experiences whilst living at our retirement village.

Over the past 6 months Richmond has been promoting a “Knit-and-natter” initiative. Residents and staff have been encouraged to knit or crochet woolen squares for making blankets for new born babies.  We gave out some 400 balls (approximately 8800 yards) of wool that once knitted into blankets covered more than 190 square metres of the village green!  This ‘yarn bombing’ of the village green was an impressive sight – despite the unexpected raindrops for a mid June afternoon.  Angie Kennedy a representative from Baby Basics Northampton came along to receive these blankets and stated “I can’t believe so many blankets have been produced.  A big ‘thank you’ to all those involved, it’s quite incredible.  It is a truly amazing feat and is warmly welcomed by our charity to put in our Moses baskets”.

Baby Basics Northampton forms part of Restore Northampton, a charity which aims to support families who are in greatest need in the town. The charity receives referrals from health professionals such as health visitors and midwives and relies on donations of second hand but good condition baby clothes, towels, bedding, etc. as well as new toiletries such as breast pads, toothbrushes, shampoo and nappies.  Baby Basics have drop off points in Grange Park near to the retirement village.

Later in the afternoon, residents ventured indoors to take part in a new activity for the village, bowling for fun taster sessions of carpet bowls.
The concluding day for the open day events took part on 21st June which also saw the celebration of Father’s Day.  Abington Brass Band were present to entertain everyone on the village green followed by afternoon tea, served outside.

So as another successful Richmond Open Day drew to a close we reflected on just how very proud we are of our 30 bed care home which is recognised as one of the top 10 care homes in Northamptonshire (as rated by independent website carehome.co.uk).  To read some independent reviews you can visit their website and see for yourself why it is that Richmond Northampton have earned this accolade and we warmly welcome any feedback about our village.


Armed Forces Day Celebrations at Richmond Nantwich

28th June 2015

Armed Forces Day Celebrations at Richmond Nantwich

Richmond Nantwich are delighted to be joining forces with the Royal British Legion as we celebrate Armed Forces Day in style.

On Sunday 28th June members of the  Royal British Legion, together with Residents, staff and invited guests will join together to celebrate the amazing dedication and sacrifices of all our Armed Forces. With a street party and music from The VCO Band playing all the wartime favourites including Glen Miller tracks, the celebrations promise to be a fantastic way of saying "thank you" to our forces. Thanks must also go to Mr Andrew Connelly of the Andrew Connelly practice for kindly sponsoring this event and Sainsburys Nantwich for providing the Refreshments.

Dressing up essential so vintage clothing and uniforms or just red. white and blue at the ready! Everyone is welcome; young and old alike so reserve your place by contacting Nicola or Sian on 01270 629080.

 



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