We hope you enjoyed the beautiful flower displays throughout the Grange during our Flower Festival. In answer to our quiz the six displays related to your chosen musicals which were South Pacific, Oklahoma, The Wizard of Oz, the Sound of Music, Carousel and Top Hat. We hope to make this an annual event in our calendar.

Well done and thank you to everyone for your help with particular thanks to Christine for your assistance.

The clocks have fallen back an hour and the evenings are drawing in. With our Christmas Fayre a matter of weeks away we will be preparing for the event and making items to sell on the popular 'Resident's Stall'.

Please see Shirley if you have any items which can be used on the Tombola or Bric-a-Brac stall. Your donations are very much appreciated and make a great difference to our fundraising events.

This year our Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 9th December and we look forward to seeing our residents, family, friends and staff for a lovely afternoon. We anticipate Father Christmas will be arriving around 2pm to open the event. ‘Singing Santa’ will be entertaining everyone in the main lounge during the afternoon while Jules will be providing entertainment in the foyer area. We have a variety of stalls and games, light refreshments and delicious Festive Rolls. Our famous Grand Raffle will be drawn at the close of the fayre.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Father Christmas has also asked Shirley to let all the little girls and boys know he will be calling at the Grange on the morning of Saturday 2nd December. If your grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces or nephews would like to meet Shirley in the foyer at 10.30am for cookies and milk we can be ready for Father Christmas to arrive! Bring along your 'wish lists' and letters for Father Christmas too!

The elves always send a little present for children who are able to visit the Grange on the day. It’s a little thank you for the lovely letters which help them make the right toys in the Toy Workshop. It would be helpful if letters for Father Christmas could include a name and address to enable a reply through Royal Elf Mail.

Please see Shirley to include your child or children’s name on her list to ensure the elves include enough presents on Santa’s Sleigh.

We also have a children’s colouring and drawing competition so please keep looking on the notice board for details. The winner will be announced at the Christmas Fayre and receive a £10 one4all gift card.

Good luck to all that take part.

November Birthdays

This month we see the birthdays of Kathleen Wray on the 6th, Jessie on the 7th, Eddie on the 20th and Alma on the 28th. Everyone at the Grange send their best wishes on your special days.

October Quiz

Last month the quiz related to our Flower Festival and was particularly difficult. Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to Ida, Miriam, Ernest and Catharine who did exceptionally well and gained top marks.

Our fun mini quiz about Goose and Ilkeston Fair was a draw between Ernest, Miriam and the ladies from Ilkeston in the main lounge. Well done!

Staff News

We would like to welcome Amy Hutchinson to the domestic team and Razia Begum to the care team. Amy Betteridge also joins the care team.

We hope you will be very happy at the Grange.


Wednesday 1st Join Roland in the main lounge from 2pm for a singalong and Tea Dance to the music of Glenn Miller. Enjoy cakes from Birds Bakery for tea!

Tuesday 7th Sandiacre Churches Together. Church Service in the main lounge from 10.15am.

Friday 10th ‘Worrizit’ return to the Grange by request. Join them in the main lounge from 2pm for an afternoon of popular songs and fun.

Saturday 11th Remembrance Day

Sunday 12th Remembrance Sunday

Tuesday 14th Country and Western singalong with C.K. Cody in the main lounge from 2pm.

Friday 17th Godfrey Graver will be visiting the Grange to play piano in the foyer from 2pm.

Wednesday 22nd Julie Prince will be visiting the Grange for the first time to entertain everyone in the main lounge from 2pm

Tuesday 28th We say welcome back to a firm favourite at the Grange when Alice will be singing in the main lounge from 2pm.


Saturday 2nd December - Although Father Christmas is very busy at this time of year he will be making a special visit to the Grange from 10.30am.

Your grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews or close friends are most welcome to visit and enjoy cookies and milk in the foyer. Please remind all children to bring along their letter or wish list for Father Christmas and include their full address so Father Christmas can reply.

Could ‘grown-ups’ please see Shirley or the form on our notice board to ensure the elves send a present for everyone on the day!

Saturday 9th Christmas Fayre from 2pm

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