waverley news 


Anne had the pleasure of joining Steve Luff, Lions President and the Town Mayor and Mayoress to open the LIons Grand Show last Saturday.  They arrived in style in a cavalcade of classic cars. 

The sun shone for us and the Waverley stall raised £650.

Half term helpers

We were very please to have some extra support over half term.  Sadie held a cake sale supported by her family and neighbours.  She raised an impressive £180 for Waverley.  Amy volunteered a day of her time.  She is pictured here serving lunch with Sue our cook.

Waverley cards and Notelets

We are pleased to announce the launch of our charity cards to raise funds for Waverley.  Designs are from original paintings by John Straw , a Kenilworth resident and our first print run has been sponsored by Emmerson Press.  The cards are available to purchase from Waverley Day Centre and will also be sold at local events such as the Lions Grand Show in June.  The members have enjoyed helping with sorting and packing.

St George's Day

We raised a flag for England and St George.


Anne recently received a donation from Kenilworth Rotary Club of money raised from sales of their Christmas Advent calendar.  Pictured are Anne, David Morgan, President and Peter Roberts, Treasurer.


Enjoying our music & movement classes

Come and join us!

coffee with the mayor

The Kenilworth Town Mayor, Alix Dearing, joined us last week for a coffee and a chat wiith our members.

BUrn's celebration

Sue treated us to a Scottish themed lunch including haggis, neeps, tatties and cranachan.

A visit from the High Sheriff

We were joined by The High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Sophie Hilleary, in her full regalia. She joined us for coffee and met our members, staff and volunteers.


We are back from today, Tuesday 2nd January.  We hope to see you soon.  


Christmas tombola

We raised £757  at the Christmas tombola. People were very supportive and many gave donations as well as buying tickets. Thanks to Jean for organising this and to all her family for their support.  Thank you to the Manager and Staff at Robert Dyas for allowing us to set up outside their store.


Waverley will close on

Friday December 22nd and

re-open on

Tuesday January 2nd 2024.


our canine visitor

Several members were very please to receive a visit from Paddy wearing his Christmas jumper. He came with his owner Nicky, Sue's daughter. They both dropped in to say hello.

Anyone for tennis?

We have been working off some of those delicious Christmas calories with a game or two of table tennis.   
Pictured are Tony, Alan, Joyce and Kath.

Christmas Festivities

jumpers & Lunches

The Christmas jumpers are coming out and Sue is busy in the kitchen.  Our first Christmas lunch took place yesterday.  We were joined by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Alan Chalmers who chatted to everyone and even helped to serve the lunch.

Getting crafty

Stone painting

We spent an enjoyable session stone painting last week hosted by Caroline.  There were some very detailed designs created. 

Christmas tree festival


We have decorated our tree with flowers in Waverley colours.

dates & times

Please come and visit the festival and vote for your favourite tree.

our finished tree

Halloween Horrors!

Everyone was entering into the Halloween spirit this week.  Staff and members enjoyed their day which included a Halloween themed lunch with sausages and pumpkin pie.

biscuits galore

Thank you to A Bit of a Do in Warwick for their generous donation of a box of individually packaged biscuits.  These will do very nicely with our morning  teas and coffees!

Annual Quiz

Team 42

Our worthy winners. 


A big thank you to Barrie Rogers, our quizmaster, who really got us thinking!  Thank you also to Tony and staff at Kenilworth Sports and Social Club for making us so welcome.

the Runners up

A close second!

A worthy waverley

Celia won our bowling competition.  She is pictured here with carer, Alan, and our support student from Kenilworth School and Sixth Form.

Our annual quiz


THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER 2023  7.30PM



To enter please phone Anne Cross on 01926 852365 or

Email Info@Waverleykenilworth.org.uk

volunteers' lunch

Twenty of our volunteers gathered at the Clarendon Arms for the annual volunteers' lunch.  Thank you to all those who give their time to Waverley.Richard and the team at the Clarendon looked after us very well.


A big thank you to Pete for a most enjoyable afternoon's entertainment.  Pete played his ukulele and sang songs we all knew and could join in with.

annual general meeting

At our AGM on 4th July we were able to thank two people who have supported Waverley for a long time and are now leaving us:
- David Lansdowne who has been a Trustee for 9 years, the maximum term, and more recently Chair. 
- Vivien Small our Minutes Secretary who has been taking notes of Trustee meetings for well over 10 years.  
Pictured are Vivien and David receiving tokens of our appreciation from our new Chair, Lis Stevens, joined by Alex Dearing, Kenilworth Town Mayor.

Thank you

Thanking college student Amy, for all her help.  Hopefully she will be able to return to Waverley in September.

kenilworth carnival

The minibus joined the carnival procession with staff walking alongside. We also had spectators watching from outside Waverley.  The Carnival Queen and her entourage stopped and said hello to us.


Visiting the MANOR

We enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the grounds of Kenilworth Manor Nursing Home last week.  Thank you to Joy, their activities organiser, for inviting us to join them.  We are inviting the Manor to visit Waverley to watch the Carnival this Saturday.


It was a glorious summer's day when Anne opened the fete at Kenilworth Manor Nursing Home last Saturday.  Anne is pictured with Joy, activities organiser, in their beautiful gardens.

June 2023

Darts champion

You never lose that competitive edge!  Joyce was a worthy winner of our darts championship this week.  Joyce is pictured receiving her trophy from Alan, one of our carers.

June 2023

coronation cream teas

Thank you to Arden's Coffee Shop for the generous donation of cream teas for our Coronation celebrations. 

May 2023

coronation celebrations

King Charles III is here

 King Charles III is visiting today on loan from Kenilworth Manor Nursing Home.

The Tables are set

Preparations are underway for our Coronation celebration lunch today, Friday May 5th.

The staff are ready

Menu: Quiche of the day, new potatoes & vegetables.
Mandarin & Amaretti Trifle

New mini support Vehicle

We have acquired an additional vehicle to allow for more flexible transport to and from Waverley.  Our thanks to the following for their support with this:  

Kenilworth Round Table
Kenilworth Lions
A private donor 

Anne is pictured taking receipt of the keys from Steve at Sutton Park Motors, Tamworth.

April 2023

Spring crafts

We would like to thank Annette at Creative Mojo for inspiring our creation of a spring poster.

Waverley staff have many talents!

Enjoying some inhouse entertainment with Alan serenading some of our members.


Recently we have had a visit from four legged friends and started some Easter crafts.

Many Thanks

Our thanks to Sylvesters The Jewellers for their sponsorship of our minibus over many years. 

Fitness and fun

Members enjoy a variety of seated exercises led by one of our team.

What a beautiful Morning!

Come rain, frost, mist or sunshine we are out and about to collect our members.  This was a particularly beautiful sunrise last week.


Thank you to all those who have donated excess chocolates and food gifts to us since Christmas.  We are always happy to consume these!

We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.

Christmas visitors

The Deputy Mayor, Pippa Austin, joined last week.

Christmas Lunch

We have held several  Christmas lunches to ensure all our members can join us. We have also invited a variety of guests to join us for the festivities. 

Christmas Closure

Our last day before Christmas will be Friday 23rd December.  We will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January.

Christmas tombola

Jean, our fundraiser, will be running our annual Christmas tombola outside Robert Dyas this Saturday. Thank you to all those who have donated prizes and to the manager of Robert Dyas for allowing us to use the space.  Please come along and support us.

The tombola raised £1,150.  Congratulations and thank you to all involved.

Christmas tree Festival

We were pleased to take part in the display of trees at St Nicholas Church.  Our theme was a "Waverley Corgi Christmas".  The festival was well attended and our tree received some nice comments.  Anyone still wishing to see our tree can view in our front window at 65 Waverley Road.


We observed our two minutes silence this morning.  Mavis was remembering her relatives who died in the First World War. 

Student placement

We are enjoying having Alisha with us on a work placement.  Alisha is a student at Stratford upon Avon College and she has been visiting us this term. 

Recent activities


We welcomed the entertainer, Peter, who played the ukulele for us last Wednesday. He can sometimes be seen busking in Talisman Square.

National service Talk

Roger gave a short presentation about his National Service which other members found most interesting.

Waverley QUIZ

Our annual quiz is took place on Thursday, 20th October at the Kenilworth Sports & Social Club.   This was the first quiz for 3 years and was extremely well attended.  We had to merge some teams so everyone had access to question and answer packs!  The jokers added a random dimension and the three "marathon rounds" that could be completed throughout the evening kept teams occupied in between the question rounds.  Thank you to our quizmaster, Barrie, for an excellent evening.  Hope to see you all next year!


We have been keeping active with balloon exercises and dancing to songs from the entertainer, Trevor Santini. Trevor is visiting on a regular basis thanks to some generous donations to fund additional entertainment.

Is this morse & Lewis?

Thanks to Revival Cars for loaning us this classic vehicle. Members enjoyed this beautiful car when it was left with us for the day.

never too old for technology

Peggy aged 98, is keeping up with modern technology supported by Alan, one of our carers.

summer serenade

Stoneleigh male voice choir

 Thank you to the men's and ladies' choirs for serenading us on a very warm afternoon and for the generous cheque that they presented to Waverley.  The walled garden at Stoneleigh Abbey was a beautiful location for a lunchtime concert and picnic especially with the chairs, umbrellas and gazebos provided for everyone's comfort.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on Tuesday 5th July.  We celebrated our achievements over the past year and welcomed three new Trustees. Sadly we also had to say goodbye to our treasurer, Jeremy Eastaugh, after a maximum 9 years on the board.

Thank you

A big thank you to Peter Robson who came to entertain us.  We enjoyed a very chilled afternoon of music which was perfect for a warm day.

Summer serenade

Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir invite you to a Summer Serenade in "The Walled Garden" at Stoneleigh Abbey.  on Sunday 10th July.  The choir will be singing a selection of popular songs from shows, films etc.    The concert starts at 1pm.  Please bring your own picnic.  This is their main fundraising event for local charities and part of the proceeds will be donated to Waverley.  
Tickets £15 available from Phil Jones (01926 853511/kathrynjones@hotmail.co.uk)

Lovely Garden space

We have been making the most of our garden during the warmer temperatures this week.


On Sunday 12th June 2022  Julia Loftus took part in the Two Castles Run from Warwick Castle to Kenilworth Castle which is a 10 Kilometre race.

Julia completed her volunteering sections for Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh awards at Waverley, and continued her support by "raising some much needed funds for such a wonderful local charity".

Julia completed the race in 00:54:49 and raised a total of £824.

Anne Cross Centre Manager for Waverley is pictured with Julia after the race.

Waverley thanks Julia for all her support both in volunteering and fundraising.

Jubilee celebrations

Photos with Her Majesty.

Service with a smile.

The kitchen team.

Thank you to our Fundraising Family

Lisa Loftus is helping her daughter to fundraise for Waverley.   Sixteen year old Julia is running the Two Castles race on 12th June.   Julia is the granddaughter of our longstanding fundraiser Jean Gwilliam.  You can support Julia on JustGiving on this link:   Lisa Loftus is fundraising for Kenilworth Community Care (justgiving.com)  

Stoneleigh Ladies choir 

at Waverley

The Stoneleigh Ladies Choir performed for Waverley members and friends yesterday.  We all enjoyed the singing and the opportunity to have live entertainment back at Waverley.  The choir will be giving a charity concert later this summer - see details below.

THE JUbilee  at Waverley


Creative Mojo organised a crafting afternoon.  We created two large jubilee posters one on a floral theme and the other showing some of the Queen's interests.  These are now on display at Waverley


Jubilee Bank holidays: Please note we will be open on Thursday 2nd June but will be closed on Friday 3rd June.  

Jubilee Celebrations

We will be holding our main Jubilee party on Wednesday 1st June but we will  be also be celebrating on other days to ensure everyone is involved if they would like to be.  

Birthday Donation

A big thank you to Mike Johnson for choosing to donate to Waverley in lieu of gifts for his special birthday.  Mike is pictured with Jean, our fundraiser.

Music with Mr Santini

Mr Trevor Santini entertained us with a variety of songs resulting in a spontaneous dance session.

Can you help?


 We are seeking to strengthen our Board of Trustees. If interested, we would expect a trustee to:

 Have a liking for and empathy with older people

  • Attend Trustee meetings approximately eight times a year plus the AGM
  • Support Waverley now and help plan its future
  • Show a keen interest in Waverley staff and volunteers
  • Support Waverley in fundraising and promotional events
  • Serve a minimum of three years as a trustee
  • If requested, submit to a DBS check
  • Offer a skill such as health and safety, social care, HR, financial, legal, local government, marketing/social media, fundraising



 Our current Treasurer, completes three terms of three years in office at the AGM in July and is stepping down. We would like to appoint a new Treasurer who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of a Trustee, will:

 Make sure Waverley keeps proper accounts

  • Review financial performance and report this at each meeting of Trustees
  • Draw up and/or review policies
  • Draw up annual budget for presentation to Trustees
  • Ensure effective financial controls
  • Liaise with Waverley administration and the Waverley independent auditor
  • Communicate and discuss financial matters with the Board of Trustees and at the AGM

 For more information or to show a definite interest please contact David Lansdowne, Chair of Waverley.

T: 01926 411433 / M: 07740 830276 / E: ChairDAL@waverleydaycentre.org.uk

New Games to play

We now have a table football table and a magnetic dart board.  Many of our members and staff are enjoying discovering hidden or forgotten talents.  These items were purchased through a kind donation.

Keeping Warm

We are enjoying our exercise classes during this cold weather.  It is keeping us warm and fit!


We wish all our members, supporters, staff and volunteers a happy and healthy 2022.