We spent an enjoyable session stone painting last week hosted by Caroline. There were some very detailed designs created.
We have decorated our tree with flowers in Waverley colours.
Please come and visit the festival and vote for your favourite tree.
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.
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!
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.
A close second!
Celia won our bowling competition. She is pictured here with carer, Alan, and our support student from Kenilworth School and Sixth Form.
KENILWORTH SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB
THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER 2023 7.30PM
TEAMS OF 4 - 6 PEOPLE (£2.50 PER PERSON)
To enter please phone Anne Cross on 01926
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.
Thanking college student Amy, for all her help. Hopefully she will be able to return to Waverley in September.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to Arden's Coffee Shop for the generous donation of cream teas for our Coronation celebrations.
King Charles III is visiting today on loan from Kenilworth Manor Nursing Home.
Preparations are underway for our Coronation celebration lunch today, Friday May 5th.
Menu: Quiche of the day, new potatoes & vegetables.
Mandarin & Amaretti Trifle
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
A private donor
Anne is pictured taking receipt of the keys from Steve at Sutton Park Motors, Tamworth.
We would like to thank Annette at Creative Mojo for inspiring our creation of a spring poster.
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.
Our thanks to Sylvesters The Jewellers for their sponsorship of our minibus over many years.
Members enjoy a variety of seated exercises led by one of our team.
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.
The Deputy Mayor, Pippa Austin, joined last week.
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.
Our last day before Christmas will be Friday 23rd December. We will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January.
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.
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.
We welcomed the entertainer, Peter, who played the ukulele for us last Wednesday. He can sometimes be seen busking in Talisman Square.
Roger gave a short presentation about his National Service which other members found most interesting.
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.
Thanks to Revival Cars for loaning us this classic vehicle. Members enjoyed this beautiful car when it was left with us for the day.
Peggy aged 98, is keeping up with modern technology supported by Alan, one of our carers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Trevor Santini entertained us with a variety of songs resulting in a spontaneous dance session.
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
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
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
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.
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.