STOCKS HALL NURSING & CARE GROUP
50th Birthday Celebrations on Page 11
Year of the Rooster Page 8 & 9
Adrianâ€™s Memory Lives On Page 4
Love is in the Air this Valentines Day
Also in this issue: Careers Fair, Burns Night and much, much more!
Letter from the Managing Director…... Winter….frosty, cold, dark nights with little activity in the garden is one description – warm, cosy lit fires, company, friends, family, food and care is another. I trust your winter season is passing with enjoyment and fulfilment in many ways for you. Come with the Stocks Hall family through our winter season…… Creating loving & caring family environments for all living and visiting Stocks Hall to share. Enjoy the moments of loved ones living life and being cared for, in a way that they rightly deserve.
Life never remains the same, and for me this winter season has brought my own personal heart ache, following the tragic death of my loving partner Adrian, one of the Directors of Stocks Hall. However it has given me great comfort to see part of his vision continue on in The Stocks Hall Family Homes. Adrian loved people and people loved Adrian, his memory lives on. Thank you to all our dedicated stall who go beyond the extra mile to help others lives be filled with happiness. Personal thanks go to you all, for the support that you have given me throughout this traumatic time. You have given me strength to carry on.
News in Brief
Adrian’s Memory Lives On…
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group were delighted to present their Director, Sue Lace (centre of the above picture holding the cheque) the grand sum of One Thousand, eight hundred and ninety one pounds ( £1891) this week, in memory of one of the late
Directors Adrian Jones.
A larger group of the staff The Alzheimer’s Society
him and spent time in his
at Stocks Hall plus
and The Brain Tumour
company, has their own
Adrian’s family and
special memory, and story
grandchildren, completed a sponsored walk along the Lancashire Canal after Adrian’s death in
Stocks Hall Care Home’s development, reputation
to tell of this great guy. Julie Gaskell, Manager of
and expansion, owe much Stocks Hall, St Helen’s to Adrian’s sheer drive
Home says “ The staff of
and hard work, creative
the Stocks Hall Group
building skills, complex
enjoyed walking together
solution fixing and vision
and raising money for the
All sponsored money
for the company, whom
charities. We are pleased
he gave himself
to give back, in some
donations will be split
completely to. Adrian
small way, a portion of
between 3 of Adrian’s
was a generous, skilled,
what Adrian gave to us.
favourite charities- The
humorous, life loving man Adrian was a very special
September 2016 following a tragic accident.
British Heart Foundation, and everyone who met
man, he is sadly missed” 3
Christmas Jumper Day
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group donned their woolly knits on December 16th for ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ The annual day is held in support of Save the Children, ensuring no child goes without at Christmas time.
Raising £36.00 on the day. Well done everyone!
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group were delighted to support Ormskirk School their careers event held on Thursday 24th November 2016. Years 8-13 and their parents attended to gain information on careers, further education and apprenticeships. Businesses were approached by Ormskirk school to attend the event, and pass on insight to the youngsters into their businesses and industry.
between these ages, are often
Many young people are not sure which career path they want to take in life and this event was to give them more directional information.
unsure where and what career
Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group were able to promote the varied career pathway opportunities on offer within Stocks Hall. They gave guidance to the young people of what Stocks Hall values are, and the skills & qualifications they look for when recruiting.
employment opportunities and
June Sears-Jones, Public Relations Manager at Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group commented â€œYoung people
News in Brief
they want to pursue. It was good to give a clearer direction, and share information of all the career pathways, available at Stocks Hall. We wish the pupils,
our very best wishes as they begin to plan their next career steps. We are grateful to Ormskirk school for the opportunity to serve the community in this way.â€?
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It’s beginning to look a lot like
Christmas ‘Hand’ crafted tree at Andrew Smith House
Christmas Jumpers at Burscough
Stocks Hall St Helen’s bid goodbye to their much loved housekeeper Diane Bacon recently.
‘Lady Di’ as she was affectionately known, was thrown as ‘Bon Voyage Buffet’ in the conservatory and presented with flowers by Manger Julie Gaskell. Each guest then told their fondest memory of Diane and of how much they would miss working with her. Lucy the Home’s Activities Co-Ordinator said “Lady Di was a massive part of Stocks Hall St Helen’s team. No matter how big or small of a job, help or advice you asked from Di she would give you 110%. So we all would like to tell Lady Di that we love her & would like to wish her good luck in everything she does in the future”. 10
Stocks Hall St Helen’s celebrated a milestone birthday this in February, as Mr David Ball reached the big 50! In order to give David a day he would never forget, David’s parents along with Activities Coordinator Lucy planned a surprise party. The room was decorated with banners, balloons and pictures of David through the years. A homemade buffet was created with all of David’s favourites foods and they purchased a giant Costco Birthday cake, famed for their delicious buttercream icing. David was certainly surprised! A bagpiper was hired for the occasion to play ‘Happy Birthday’ for David as he entered the party. The day was filled with food, joy and good times as everyone danced the afternoon away to David’s favourite Motown music. David’s mother Rita commented that she ‘Couldn't have done all this for David in her wildest dreams.’
Happy Birthday David from everyone at Stocks Hall Nursing and Care Group! 11
Love is in the Airâ€¦.
STOCKS HALL NURSING & CARE GROUP
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