In June’s Newsletter KAREN’S KORNER
Birthdays Many thanks to everyone who spared an hour to get
Volunteer’s Week together for our Relatives’ Rendezvous. I felt it was
Kepplegate Garden very helpful with some good
Royal Wedding Day ideas being suggested. I’ve
Kepplegate Team News already found a box that will
National Fish & Chip Day be ideal to use as a Memory
Garden Party & Knitathon Posters Box. If anyone has any small
Dates for your Diary items of nostalgia that we can
put in it, please let us know.
Just a reminder, please, to label any new items of
clothing that you bring in for your loved ones—it
makes sorting out the laundry each day so much
Thank you for buying raffle tickets (there are plenty
more still available!) and for anything you’ve brought
in to help towards our Garden Party. The “Totaliser”
will be going up in the reception porch soon so we can
keep track on our progress towards the community
Many happy returns to Alf and May who celebrated
birthdays during May.
People on the team celebrating
birthdays in June are Helen, Jane &
Hope you have good
It was Volunteers’ Week last week Work has been ongoing in the back garden to freshen
and, as well as helping others, everything up for the summer. Adam took a break
volunteering has been shown to from his knitting to paint the planters (!) and Lilia &
improve volunteers’ wellbeing too. Dawn were given a hand by our residents to do some
Recent figures show that 19.8 million planting.
people in the UK volunteer formally
once a year and 11.9 million do so
once a month.
We’d like to take this opportunity to Margaret and Agnes
were the first to enjoy
thank our lovely Wayne who comes in a bit of spring
sunshine after the
to help in the kitchen every Monday & makeover!
Tuesday. Thank you, Wayne!
The flags were up, the
tables were laid and we
had our own ‘King &
Queen’ for the day in
Trevor & May…..all to
watch and enjoy the royal
Everyone had a lovely
time and raised a toast to the
new Duke & Duchess of Sussex.
There was even a patriotic
dessert made by Sarah to
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KEPPLEGATE TEAM NEWS
Many congratulations to Luigi and his beautiful bride,
Kathleen, on their recent nuptials in the Philippines.
We wish them both a happy married life together.
Cousin Tammy flew out for the ceremony and looked
very glam too!
Team News 2
We are very sorry to say goodbye to Sarah, also
known as Maricel. We’ll miss her cheerfulness,
her smile and most of all her “quiet voice”!!!
Thank you Sarah for all your hard work and care
for our residents over the years.
Team News 3
Pauline’s daughter, Sian, was
lucky enough to be invited to a
palace garden party a few days
after the royal wedding through
her work with the Prince’s
Trust. Surprisingly, they were
allowed to take photos and she
even spotted the newly-weds
from a distance!
Team News 4
Due to his holiday being changed by the tour operator at the eleventh hour, Adam’s
planned “Knitathon” has been postponed until he gets back from his jollies. As per the
poster on the next page, it will now start at 11.00 a.m. on Friday, 29th June and will
continue until eleven the following morning.
We couldn’t let a theme day pass us by as good as ‘National
Fish & Chip Day’ without joining in! Agnes, Margaret, Jessie
& Joe were transported to Knott End Fish & Chip Shop to
enjoy a meal in the sunshine, while our other residents were
brought back portions from the shop for a tasty meal at Kepplegate.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
6 June: Agnes’s 90th Birthday
Jane Frasier sings
17 June: Father’s Day—Bob Croft
2 July: Watch Ian perform his magic
17 July: A Kepplegate favourite,
27 July: Kepplegate Garden Party