October 2016


The Grange Gazette

October 2016


Thank you to everyone for supporting our Macmillan fundraising event on the 28th September.


You raised a wonderful £172.60 by joining the Grange for cake and refreshments and by taking part in our raffle.  It was lovely to see residents, families, staff and friends having such a good time.


Many thanks to our wonderful Kitchen Team for making the afternoon such a success.

Thoughts of Octobers Past


chilli mornings walking to school


morning dew sparkling on a spider’s web in the hedgerow


picking blackberries and apples


Goose Fair


Ilkeston Fair


eating candyfloss and toffee apples


the smell of fried onions and roast chestnuts


winning a goldfish at the fair and keeping it in a trifle dish because no one kept a goldfish-bowl at home!


October Dates for your Diary


Tuesday 4th Sandiacre Churches Together.

Service in the main lounge from 10.15am

Trip to Long Eaton Library.  Local Historian Group with an entertaining look at the topic ‘A Woman’s Work is Never Done’.  Community Transport arranged for 9.30am departure.


Wednesday 12th. Entertainment and singalong in the main lounge with Kevin from 2pm.


Thursday 13th Trip to Risley Village Memorial Hall for refreshments and prize Bingo. Minibus to leave the Grange at 10am


Thursday 20th Entertainment from Country and Western artist C.K. Cody in the main lounge from 2pm.


Wednesday 26th Light-hearted talk from Barbara Parkinson with her collection of hats!

Barbara has volunteered for many years at Treetops Hospice and we are delighted to have the pleasure of her company in the dining room from 2pm.

Visit from Stapleford Baptist Church. Date to be confirmed.


Forthcoming Events

Dates for your November diary include our popular Cheese and Wine Evening on the 5th, visit from Bonmarche clothing on the 16th and a Cake, Coffee and Crafts Event on the 23rd with crafts for sale and a water colour demonstration from local artist Barry Suttcliffe.  Shirley is also hoping to schedule an ‘Indoor Carboot’ so you will be able to clear your cupboards in time for Christmas….which is only a matter of weeks away!

Keep the morning of Saturday 26th November free when Father Christmas will call at the Grange to collect your letters and wish lists between 10.30 and 11.30am. All children will enjoy cookies and milk and receive a present from Mrs and Mrs Claus.  It’s particularly busy in Santa’s workshop at the moment and it would be very helpful if you could visit the dining room and leave your letter with Father Christmas this year.  The Elves have promised to decorate our garden and Father Christmas is so looking forward to seeing you again.

Details of all forthcoming events will be posted on the notice board in reception.




September Quiz

Well done to everyone who took part in our September Quiz and congratulations to Ernest for achieving top marks.




October Birthdays

This month we send birthday wishes to Mary Littlewood and Mavis Pike who both celebrate their special day on the 28th. Everyone at the Grange wish you both a very Happy Birthday.


Staff News

We would like to welcome Tembie Ndebele to the Night Care Team.  We hope you will be very happy at the Grange.

During October staff will receive Fire Awareness Training.




Poem for October



‘Come little leaves’

said the Wind one day

‘Come to the

meadows with me

 and play.  Put on your

dresses of red and

 gold, for summer is

 past, and the days

grow cold.

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