Sunday, 14 April 2019

We regularly do trips out with the residents and staff and last week we went for tea at The Dial House in Reepham. As you can see, we were treated to some delicious cakes and snacks. It was a wonderful afternoon for everyone. Thank you to The Dial House for inviting us.

Betty and Priscilla

The gang 

Friday, 12 April 2019

Easter Art

In preparation for Easter, staff and residents have been embracing their artistic side by painting some Easter eggs. Getting creative is great for cognitive stimulation, as well as helping relaxation and reducing anxiety. The results were beautiful.

Pauline

Joan

Audrey 

Julia

Betty

Ken

Joan and Audrey

Sing your Heart Out

Last Monday Victoria, Terri, Amy and Lucy took residents to Fakenham Library to see Sing Your Heart Out. The group is ran by a lady who was in Steve's band, so Steve loved the performance. Another session will be held in Wells soon, Steve wont want to miss it!


Pauline

Gwyneth

Everyone enjoying the music

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Red Nose Day Sponsored Walk

Residents, staff and friends walked together though the town in their crazy headwear, collecting donations on the way. The people of Fakenham were very supportive, donating a lot to the cause. We walked on down to the river to feed the ducks and after a photo shoot carried on to Fakenham Garden Centre who very kindly treated us to tea and coffee. We raised £278.42 with £147 being donated on our giving page. Woodspring House matched this amount so the total is now £556.84! I would like to thank everyone for all of your support, giving up your time to join us in donating to Red Nose Day. All your donations will go towards transforming the lives of people in need. Thank you.


Clown Ken the entertainer

The Group!


By the river

Steve and his wife Jane

Going through Fakenham town

Pauline with her facepaint

Donna and Jane

Gwyneth and her facepaint 

A group picture before heading off

Pauline braves the cold in her incredible red wig


A short stop at the duck (and chicken?) pond

Off roading

We stop for tea and coffee at Fakenham Garden Centre

Sam and Izzy

Who wore it better: Gwyneth or Chloe?



The guinea pigs visit Woodspring

Back in February, which already seems like a lifetime ago, Cuddly Cavies made a visit to Woodspring House. We believe that having regular interactions with our four legged friends, no matter what the size, is a great way to help cognitive stimulation as well as generally improving happiness and wellbeing. Judging by the big smiles from of our residents I would certainly say it did the trick. Thank you to Cuddly Cavies and all the guinea pigs for coming in for the afternoon, we all enjoyed it!


Freda

John

Pauline

Joan

David

Irene says hello to guinea pig

Andrew 

Eric

Did Cuddly Cavies return with the same number of guinea pigs? I hope she checked because Audrey and Gwyneth look pretty happy with their 2 friends!

Edna

Steve

Magda

Joan

Betty

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Red Nose Day Sponsored Walk

The Woodspring House Red Nose Day Sponsored Walk is happened on Friday 15th of March. Please donate here www.justgiving.com/fundraising/woodspringhouse and come along at 11am for us to take on a mile around town. Bring your craziest, fanciest headwear to show off through the town, before we head down by the river and stop off at the Garden Centre for a cuppa. And the best part? Whatever we raise Woodspring House will match!

See you there!!



Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Africa Day

We are globe trotting at Woodspring House at the moment and we have currently landed in Africa! A massive continent to explore! We barely scratched the surface but we did celebrate it by getting out the drum, getting dressed up and we looked at some traditional items which got people talking.

Janet plays the drum

Talking points, we had a look some traditional items from Africa

Ken plays the drum

Betty plays the drum 

Strike a pose

Irene plays the drum

Andrew looking the pro

To get in the African spirit we dressed up in some "African dress"