September 2016

We invite family, friends and residents to join our Macmillan Fundraising Event on the afternoon of Wednesday September 28th between 2 o’clock and 3.30.


With refreshments, cake and raffle we hope you will enjoy a lovely afternoon   raising funds for Macmillan.


We look forward to the pleasure of your company.


We have a lovely month ahead and new activities to share.  More 'Busy-Bags' are appearing around the Grange.  Each bag contains a variety of items relating to a theme. For example, we have a ‘Busy-Bag’ containing RAF memorabilia, the Battle of Britain film on DVD, the History of the Spitfire on DVD, a CD of music by the RAF Band and a jigsaw showing a Spitfire and Pilots. If you would like a bag containing your favourite topic please have a word with Shirley.

Thank you to everyone for joining our picnic last month. Although it was cold and rained on the day it didn’t dampen our spirits.  We had sunshine indoors and enjoyed entertainment and picnic fayre. We raised £99 through the sale of bric-a-brac and a tombola and we have added this sum to the Resident’s Fund.  Thank you.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to All Saints Church in Sawley. Shirley has written a letter of thanks to the church for providing an excellent lunch and has also forwarded your compliments regarding the display of beautiful flowers.

Family and friends are most welcome on the afternoon of September 21st when WAVE will visit the Grange with a collection of vintage films about the local area.  ‘Wyvern Amateur Video Enthusiasts’ will be showing their ‘Carnival’ themed films from approximately 2.15pm and their visits always evoke wonderful memories.

We will also be thanking the lovely ladies and gentlemen of Risley on September 30th.  Not only do they volunteer at Risley Village Hall but they make our visits so special and welcoming. As a thank you we have invited them to visit the Grange for prize bingo, refreshments and cake.  With a free raffle and delicious ‘Birds’ cream cakes for everyone, make this a date in your diary.


September Birthdays

We have a number of birthdays this month.  Lionel on the 7th, Graham on the 15th and Olive Kirk on the 19th.  Everyone at the Grange wish you happiness on your special days.  On September 9th Alice will be 101 years young and we send congratulations and best wishes for a lovely day.


August Quiz

Well done to everyone who entered our quiz and congratulations to Miriam, Millie, Cynthia, Kath, Freda Love and Olive Goss who all gained top marks.



And finally an inspirational quote for September


No act of kindness, no matter how small,

is ever wasted.








Tuesday 6th Sandiacre Churches Together. Service in the main lounge from 10.15am.


Thursday 8th Trip to Risley Village Memorial Hall for prize bingo and refreshments. Minibus leaving the Grange at 10am.


Friday 9th Celebratory tea for Alice on her 101st birthday and entertainment in the main lounge with C.K. Cody from 2pm.


Wednesday 14th Entertainment in the main lounge with Kevin from 2pm


Wednesday 21st WAVE. Wyvern Amateur Film


Enthusiasts with vintage film of local carnival and carnival bands.  Film to be shown in the dining room from 2.15pm. Family and friends welcome.


Monday 26th Stapleford Baptist Church with a service in the main lounge from 2pm.


Wednesday 28th Our Macmillan fundraising event welcomes family and friends to join residents for cake, refreshments and raffle.


All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan and we look forward to seeing you between 2-3.30pm.


Friday 30th We welcome the volunteers from Risley Village Hall and say ‘thank you’ as we enjoy prize bingo, a free raffle and scrumptious cream cakes from ‘Birds’ in the dining room from 2pm.

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