The Friends of Horse Fair support the work of the home situated within Rugeley, Staffordshire. Horse Fair is a purpose built care home offering Dementia, Nursing, Residential, Respite and End of Life care. Horse Fair Care Home also provides specialist care for young people with physical disabilities.
The Friends aim to improve the quality of life of the residents of the care home by working with staff, residents and relatives.
The Friends of Horse Fair Care Home are looking to looking to develop services on the site. We have found that this is particularly valued by some residents who through deteriorating health do not have the confidence to come out of their rooms. Alongside this we support the care homes’ activities’ coordinators by providing extra pairs of hands during organised activity sessions and outings.
Spring Fayre for the Friends
On Saturday 6th May, Horse Fair held a spring Fayre in aid of the friends.
There were lots of old fashioned fairground games to play, as well as some lovely hampers being raffled. To win a bottle of champagne, there was a guess the weight of the dachshund which Milly volunteered to do (I thought you weren’t supposed to discuss a lady’s weight).
Lots of residents took an active part in the day, and Milly’s weight was successfully guessed by Joyce Robertson
It was a really great day. Thank you to everyone, Especially Jess for making it such a lovely day.
Horse Fair Christmas Fair
The Friends were delighted to join in the Christmas Fair. It was a real family event with lots of fun and laughter
We held a Christmas present sale, and were delighted to raise £44.50.
Violet, one of the residents on the friends committee made an appearance as Mrs Claus: She looked fantastic.
Friends of Horse Fair committee meeting
The Friends Committee met on Tuesday the 15th November 2016
The Friends Committee met on Tuesday the 15th November to discuss future projects and plan the Christmas table sale.
Friends of Horse Fair inaugural meeting
On the 18th July 2016 The Friends group held their first meeting at the care home
On the 18th July 2016 The Friends group held their first meeting at the care home to formally appoint a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members, to agree the constitution, adopt policies and procedure and discuss business related to formation of the group. We were joined by relatives, residents, staff and volunteers.
Visit of the Duke of York
On Tuesday 11th October 2016, the Duke of York visited Attends offices to be updated on our work.
As part of his role, he is patron of each of the friends groups in care homes.
Pictured here, he is talking to Nichole, project manager, and Kahlil who is newly appointed to the team. He was delighted to hear of the progress to date.
We know your time is valuable and any time you can spare for us will make a big difference. You could volunteer at a one off event or regularly, it is entirely up to you.
If you don’t see a volunteering opportunity to suit you then please get in touch because we could develop an opportunity just for you. If you would like to volunteer please download the application form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org