Our Christmas Tombola stall took place last weekend. Our thank go to Jean Gwilliam and her family for organising this. Thanks also to Marie and the Robert Dyas team for allowing us to pitch outside their store. We raised £745. Thank you for your support.
We have been enjoying Christmas lunches with our members. Please note we are open until Christmas Eve and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
23 November 2021 We are putting the finishing touches to our tree for the festival at St Nicholas Church this weekend (Thursday-Sunday). Do come and see the trees and vote for your favourite (or just vote for us!).Our theme is symbols of hope.
12 November 2021 We are gathering bottles for our Christmas-Light-Switch-On Tombola stall on Friday 26th November. This can be any bottle, sauce, pop, water or wine etc. Please bring your donations to 65 Waverley Road. Thank you for your support. 12 November 2021 We are doing our bit in the kitchen with a half and half day and a vegetarian day. Sue mixed lentils with the mince to make a delicious cottage pie for our half and half day and created stilton, apple and onion tarts to entice clients to try a meat free option. Sue also made carrot cake which was another vegitarian option!
12 November 2021 You are never to old to practise your skills.
09 November 2021 We have been busy creating decorations for our tree which will be displayed at The St Nicholas Christmas Tree Festival on 25th-28th November. 29 October 2021 Sue is busy preparing a Halloween lunch for us all today. 26 October 2021 A big thank you to the Priory Theatre. We last watched their production of The Grey Mist last night and raised some funds for Waverley at the same time. If you havent seen the play it is on until the 31st October. 26 October 2021 Thank you to all the exhibitors at the handcrafted sale last Saturday. There were many beautiful items available.
26 October 2021 We find a variety of fun ways to exercise including balancing a baloon on our octaband.
15 October 2021 Many thanks to Steve who raised over £250 for Waverley with his sponsored hair cut.
15 October 2021 We have been exercising with our very large beach ball to everyones amusement!We have also been enjoying table tennis tournaments.
15 October 2021 We have received a most generous donation from the Mid-Warwickshire Antiques Society who sadly have had to wind up. Anne is pictured below with Ray Sheppard, Chairman of the society.
14 September 2021 Many thanks all our volunteers for their ongoing support. We have volunteer trustees, drivers, befrienders and kitchen assistants without whom Waverley would struggle to survive. We held a buffet lunch as a small thank you for those who were able to attend. Sue produced an excellent spread for everyone. 14 September 2021 At the Lions Charity Day last Saturday Steve had his hair cut to raise funds with Waverley as one of his charities and Jean ran a Tombola for Waverley. Pictured are Jean and Steve by our stall: 10 September 2021 Our AGM for the year ended 31 March 2021 was held on Tuesday 7th September. If you would like to find out more about our year please have a look at the speeches below.Chairmans report user_files/Chairman_Speech.pdfManagers report user_files/AGM_Speech_2021.pdfWe were impressed by the coordination between Anne, our manager and Felicity, one of our Trustees: Annes commitment to caring for the community in Kenilworth was recognised by the Mayor, Peter Jones. Anne was awarded a certificate from the Town Council in recognition of her long service to Waverley and the community.
03 September 2021
Enjoying some seated exercise!
27 August 2021
The Kenilworth Lions are calling Steve Luff, one of our trustees, the Mane Man at the moment. He has been growing his hair during the pandemic and on the 11th September he will be attending the Kenilworth Lions Support the Charities Day in Talisman Square from 10am to 3pm. Steve will be having his hair cut short at around 12 midday and needs your support. He is having the chop in aid of raising funds for Waverley.Please support Steve if you can, your help would be much appreciated.You can donate to Steves JustGiving page by clicking here: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kenilworth-lions-club?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=... you donate, theyll send your money directly to Waverley.Thank you,
06 August 2021 We are very pleased to be open once again on a Thursday welcoming clients old and new. 06 August 2021 We welcomed our new PAT dog Innis with his owner Seringa. We hope he will be calling again soon. 27 July 2021 We are pleased to say that from Tuesday 3rd August Waverley will be fully open again.We look forward to welcoming new visitors for the day and lunch club. 23 July 2021 Despite the heat we have enjoyed a leisurely game of Boccia. 23 July 2021
The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia will be holding a monthly carers support group at Waverley. The charity supports both those with a Dementia illness and thier immediate family/carers living within South Warwickshire. The first meeting will be Saturday August 7th from 10.15am until 12noon.Contact: email@example.com 07867 698073 20 July 2021 COVID-19 Update Now that most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted we still need to manage the risks to customers, staff and volunteers.Waverley will continue to:· Ensure we maintain a sensible distance from each other.· Provide hand sanitiser and encourage regular hand washing.· Maintain the use of face coverings on the minibus and in close contact situations.· Clean surfaces regularly.· Ensure plentiful ventilation. Continue to check individuals’ temperatures and encourage staff to perform lateral flow tests.
09 July 2021
We are enjoying Englands success so far and wish them well in the final.<IMG border=0 src= /blogs/user_images/foot_1.jpg width=303 09 July 2021 Following a donation of gooseberries Sue baked a delicious gooseberry and pear sponge to go with our beef bourguignon. <IMG border=0 src= /blogs/user_images/cul_2.jpg width=303 18 June 2021 Sue has created another culinary masterpiece to make the most of the delicious strawberries now in season.
18 June 2021 It is so good to be able to socialise again.
15 June 2021 We have been appreciating the more enjoyable elements of the G7 summit, enjoying the sunshine and eating Cornish pasties!
15 June 2021 Thank you to Jane and the team at Curves Kenilworth for their support of Waverley. 21 April 2021 Anne was the first staff member to be fully vaccinated. The rest of the staff have now had two doses too!
21 April 2021 We are now open on Wednesdays and Fridays. It is great to be able to welcome back old friends and meet some new ones.
07 April 2021 We are pleased to say we will be back on Wednesdays and Fridays from 14th April 2021. We hope to resume our normal days in May. We look forward to welcoming everyone back. 03 March 2021
The Almanack has chosen to support us this weekend. If you are out and about for your daily walk or would like a take-out then these are the timings and offerings available:This weekend:Friday/Saturday 4pm-8pm Pizza and Loaded Fries Takeaway!Saturday 10am-4pm Coffee and Cake! Please send all Pizza and Fries pre orders to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name/number/order/date/collection time!Or of course just turn up!Pizza & loaded fries: .Pepperoni £9 .Margherita £7.50 .Siracha Pulled Jackfruit £8 .BBQ Chicken £9Loaded Fries: .Poutine Fries £4.50 .Curry Fries £4.50 .Cheese & Bacon £4Please spread the word for this great cause! Thank you to all those at the Almanack for their support. 03 March 2021 We are sorry to hear that David Hibberd, a long standing volunteer, minibus driver and friend of Waverley, has died. David joined our team of drivers 15 years ago after retiring from managing a Coventry family haulage company. With his local knowledge and business contacts he looked after the Waverley minibuses, ensuring maintenance schedules were up to date and dealing with any day to day mechanical issues that arose as well as driving on a regular basis. David gave selflessly of his time and energy. His cheerful disposition made him very popular with staff, customers and their families and carers. He could brighten an otherwise grey morning and got everyone in a good mood for the day ahead. He was ably supported in his volunteer role by his wife Pauline and always spoke with pride about his children and grandchildren, sharing their achievements with the Waverley team. Our condolences go to all his family. He was a truly lovely gentleman. 08 January 2021 Here we go again - Lockdown 3! Following discussion with our Trustees, and in line with Government advice, Waverley has made the decision to suspend Day Opportunities from Friday January 8th until further notice in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus COVID.19. We are sorry to have to do this and we aim to keep in touch by telephone, our website and our Facebook page. Please ask for help or advice if you need to, and we will do what we can to help 17 December 2020 Our last working day will be Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and we will reopen on Tuesday January 5th 2021. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. 17 December 2020
Christmas lunches and Christmas transport. Christmas trees and Christmas exercises. Christmas cheer 17 December 2020 We joined in with the socially distances St Nicholas Christmas Tree festival. Trees this year are situated at different sites around town. We received a highly commended for our tree with a masquerade theme. Eileen, member, is pictured decorating a mask and Eileen, supporter, with the finished tree. 08 December 2020 The walk for Waverley raised a grand total of £2,450. Thank you and well done to all concerned. 06 November 2020 PLEASE NOTE Following discussions with the trustees we are opening on Wednesdays only for the rest of November. Hopefully normal service will be resumed when lockdown ends on December 3rd . 27 October 2020 During October our fundraiser, Jean, set a challenge to walk 5 miles for Waverley (with sponsorship). Various staff, volunteers and friends of Waverley took up the challenge including our Catering managers very enthusiastic grandson who did 10,000 steps rather than 5 miles. Here are a few pictures: We will let you know the total raised once all monies are collected. if you would like to sponsor us then please search for walk for Waverley on JustGiving.com. 01 October 2020 Our AGM was held on Tuesday 29th September via Zoom. It was our first ever virtual AGM and it went very well. Reports from the Chair of Trustees and Day Centre Manager can be found in the About section of this website. 27 August 2020 We have been making the most of our garden and new garden furniture during the recent warm weather. 27 August 2020
Members enjoy gentle armchair exercises.
27 August 2020 We received a visit from the WCC Facilities Support Manager to review our practices to protect staff and members. We now have a poster to show we are Covid-secure . We will continue to work hard to minimise the risk supported by our staff, members and families. 28 July 2020
Steve Luff, one of our Trustees, has recently been made President of Kenilworth Lions. We wish him all the best for his year in office. 28 July 2020 We would like to thank the RDM Group, Coventry for their kind donation of hand sanitiser. 28 July 2020 WERE BACK! We are pleased to announce that day services will be open from Tuesday August 4th. We look forward to welcoming our clients, staff and volunteers. 18 March 2020 PLEASE NOTE Following discussion with our Trustees, and in line with Government advice, Waverley has made the decision to suspend Day Opportunities from Friday March 20th until further notice in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus COVID.19. We are sorry to have to do this and we aim to keep in touch by telephone, our website and our Facebook page. Please ask for help or advice if you need to, and we will do what we can to help.We will keep you informed. 10 March 2020 We acquired some yo-yos which were a source of great amusement as several people, members and staff, discovered they still had the knack. Audrey, our yo-yo queen, is pictured below with Sarah, a student helper from Warwickshire College. 27 February 2020 No one could miss seeing this box of chocolates which was included in the groceries kindly donated by Specsavers in Kenilworth. 21 February 2020 The room was buzzing with activity at our games afternoon. We have a variety of bats and balls to play with together with our netball post.
14 February 2020 Sue is winning hearts with her special Valentines Day menu.
14 February 2020 Anne celebrated her birthday this week with members and staff at Waverley.
14 February 2020
11 February 2020 We have enjoyed several musical sessions recently. These have been paid for through the kind donations we have received from relatives of members. Pictured is one of our regular entertainers, Trevor Santini, with Sheila and Brian and newcomers, duo Debbie n Sam . 07 February 2020 We were joined by children from The Burrow Pre-School for a music and movement session with Emily from Golden Toes. Twenty adults and children came together to enjoy the activity. 04 February 2020 We have been celebrating the Chinese New Year with Chinese food, crafts and decorations. 28 January 2020 Linda has acquired a new, rather large, beach ball for her music and movement sessions. Pictured is Linda with some day club members, supported by Clara on placement from Warwickshire College. 21 January 2020 We will be attending this event at the Kenilworth Methodist Church in Priory Road on Saturday 1st February. Please come and visit us and find out about other Kenilworth Community groups. 21 January 2020 Thank you to Wendy at Kenilworth Sainsburys for a delivery of spring bulbs. Our members have been busy planting them. Pictured are Joan and Rose planting some narcissus.
10 January 2020 We have been enjoying some bowling.
07 January 2020 The Town Mayor, Councillor Alison Firth, joined us for Christmas lunch. Alison was very complimentary about the food and the friendly atmosphere. She wished everyone a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. The Mayor is pictured with Steve Luff, Trustee and Vice President of Kenilworth Lions and member, George. 13 December 2019 We are now properly into the festive season. Sue has already prepared Christmas lunches on 2 days and has another 2 Waverley Christmas lunches to come. By the time she finishes for the holidays, she will already have peeled and crossed 552 brussel sprouts! The waitress pictured below is our long standing volunteer, Alice. 06 December 2019 One of our evening groups offers classes in cold porcelain. The class is led by Jean, our fundraiser. The picture below is of their latest creations.
03 December 2019 Our tombola at the Christmas lights on Sunday raised £877.68 for our funds which we believe is the best year to date. Jean and her daughter, Paula, do a fantastic job collecting donations from around Kenilworth and Leek Wootton and then setting up the stall and running the tombola. Thank you to Anne who was there to support them all afternoon on Sunday. We must also thank Marie, the manager of Robert Dyas, who allows us to run the stall in front of the shop giving us a great location. Jean is pictured below with one of the lucky winners.
29 November 2019 We have taken our tree to St Nicholas Church for the Christmas tree Festival. This will be open for viewing at various times until Sunday morning. There are 36 trees displayed created by a variety of schools and groups in Kenilworth. Do pay a visit and vote for you favourite tree. We have also been decorating our trees at the Day Centre. Monika is pictured here with the frosty tree she decorated for us. 15 November 2019 We have been practising our bowling skills in the dining room. 15 November 2019 We have had another visit from Creative Mojo. We will be waiting a couple of weeks before our Christmas hanging is displayed as it still feels rather early for Christmas decorations!
12 November 2019 Please note our last working day will be Friday 20th December and we will return on Thursday January 2nd 2020. 12 November 2019 Sue is great at recycling. She is no longer using cling film and also uses refillable bottles whenever possible as these use up to 70% less plastic. 08 November 2019 We have started making decorations for our tree at the Christmas Tree Festival this year. The trees will be on display at St Nicholas Church from 29th November to 1st December. 08 November 2019 We were visited this week by Ray Sheppard who is Poppy Appeal Organiser for Kenilworth. He told us the collections are going well.
08 November 2019 We have been visited for the past few weeks by 4 year old children from the Burrow Pre-school. Yesterday we made remembrance wreaths together.
01 November 2019 We have acquired a netball hoop and ball which has provided some amusement both for those watching and those keen to practise dormant skills.
01 November 2019 We have been getting into the Halloween spirit! Sue, our cook, used pumpkins to prepare some delicious dishes.
18 October 2019 We held our annual quiz at the Kenilworth Sports and Social Club last night. Seven teams competed for the accolade of Waverley quiz champions. The winning team was The Crafters . Pictured below are Agnes and Hilary from the victorious team. A special thank you to quiz mistresses Jane and Angie for a challenging and fun evening. Also thanks go to the team at the Sports and Social Club.
18 October 2019 Thank you to Glenda and Deborah from Creative Mojo. They came in to create an Autumn picture with our members. We were very please with the end result and everyone joined in with the painting: 04 October 2019 An eye-catching (and ear-catching) steel installation, appearing in England for the first time. Created by Irish artist Donnacha Cahill, The Gramophone needs to be seen (and heard!) to be believed. Made of steel, weighing 800kg and fully functional as a music playing device. It came to Kenilworth as part of the Arts Festival and we went to see it at the Senior Ctitizens Centre as part of its tour of Kenilworth.
19 September 2019 We enjoyed an afternoon in the garden of Mrs Liz Watson. Mrs Watson invited us to visit her beautiful garden and served us tea and cakes. Frank especially enjoyed his time with the family dog.
22 August 2019 We have a most impressive hydrangea outside courtesy of a remembrance donation made several years ago.
22 August 2019 We recently celebrated birthdays with Monika, one of our members, and Alice one of our volunteers.
26 July 2019 We enjoy celebrating birthdays with our members.
23 July 2019 An afternoon of music with Miles and Trevor provided us with an opportunity to get up and dance. Members joined with staff to enjoy the music.
16 July 2019 We held our Annual Volunteers Lunch at the Clarendon Arms on Castle Hill. It was well attended as we are lucky to have a lot of volunteers. Thank you to Kerry and staff who looked after us very well.
12 July 2019 Sue made a couple of jugs of Pimms this week so it must be Summer. She also made trifle - not quite so exclusive to Summer but very much enjoyed by all.
02 July 2019 We joined the carnival procession with our minibus. The balloons decorating the bus burst in the heat which was recorded at 35 degrees but we managed to keep everyone cool with drinks and ice lollies. Members had a light lunch at the Day Centre before joining the procession . Other members and their families watched from outside the centre. A big thank you to all the staff team who supported us on the day. Also to Sue at Talisman Bureau for helping with the posters. 14 June 2019 Kenilworth Carnival - Saturday 29th June Our bus will join the procession and we will have seating and tea/coffee available outside the Day Centre. Please feel free to join us. Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 2nd July We look forward to welcoming many of our friends and supporters to our AGM. This will take place at 7pm for 7.30pm at Waverley Day Centre. Annual Quiz - Thursday 17th October Please keep the date free. 04 June 2019 We play a variety of word games. This shows the results of a competitive brainstorming session one morning! 31 May 2019 Thank you to Pat, who is our in house bingo queen. Pat is pictured with Clive and Barry two of our winners.
31 May 2019 We have had a new painting donated by Agnes from the Carers group and funnily enough we found that one of our members, Marjorie, had painted a similar picture which she brought in to show us. 21 May 2019 We now have a table tennis table. This has caused a lot of amusement and revealed many hidden talents in our members and staff. 17 May 2019 We visited Kenilworth Manor for High tea in their lovely dining room. A big thank you to Joy, the activities organiser, who is pictured below with Linda, one of our carers.
14 May 2019 Joyce celebrated a special birthday with us recently.
14 May 2019 We enjoyed a musical afternoon with entertainers Miles and Trevor.
26 April 2019 We raised a flag or two to mark St Georges Day.
26 April 2019 Marjorie celebrated her birthday with us and her daughter made a very impressive cake for everyone to share. 23 April 2019 We wished our carer, Linda, a very happy birthday for Easter Sunday. 23 April 2019 We made an Easter tree with the help of crafters from Creative Mojo. 12 April 2019
There is a new art class starting at Waverley Day Centre on Monday evenings. Please click here for details. user_files/4A9_Sscanner19040911240.pdf 05 April 2019 We were joined by Ladies choir, Morning Chorus, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A big thank you to Pam, one of our befrienders, who organised this visit. Pam is pictured below with Rebecca, the choirs conductor. 05 April 2019 We enjoyed a session of Kurling. Pictured is Keith with Joe, a volunteer from Castle Sixth Form Centre.
05 April 2019 Sue created a delicious Black Forest gateau this week. It was an early Easter chocolate treat .
02 April 2019 We have been making and decorating Easter baskets. These will be filled with eggs nearer the time.
02 April 2019 Linda has been organising a variety of gentle seated exercises for those who would like to join in. We have recently acquired some elastic bands and scarves to add extra challenges. The sessions have proved very popular.
02 April 2019 We are enjoying regular golf sessions. Pictured are three of our champion golfers who demonstrated some very impressive putting. 26 February 2019 Anne celebrated her birthday with us before she left for her holidays.
19 February 2019 A few pictures from our recent golf session. 01 February 2019 Our Admiral Nurse, Louise Gillard-Owen, left at the end of January. Louise has done a fantastic job over the past three years and has shown how much the role is needed. We funded the initial 2 year period and funding was found for an additional year but sadly this has come to an end. We are very sorry to see Louise go and wish her every future success.
18 January 2019 Norma hit the Kurling bullseye when we were playing this week. What a shot! 15 January 2019 Last Saturday, Anne Cross was a guest at a lunch hosted by Kenilworth Lions Club where they presented her with an award for Outstanding Service to the Community . Anne is pictured receiving her award from the Kenilworth Lions President, Gordon Henderson.
02 January 2019 Staff and volunteers joined in the Christmas spirit wearing Christmas jumpers. A special thank you to our young helpers, Alice and Abigail.
02 January 2019 We had three full Christmas Lunches on various days before the holiday and were joined by guests including the Mayor of Kenilworth, Cllr Mike Hitchens, who proved to be an excellent waiter and served lunch to all who attended.
02 January 2019 Thank you to all those who visited us before Christmas and helped us to get into the Christmas spirit with a variety of entertainment. These include: Castle Nursery School All Saints First School, Leek Wootton Rhythm Time, Mid-Warwickshire Thank you also to all our volunteers who still managed to support us at this busy time of year.
18 December 2018 Please note we will close for Christmas on Friday 21st December and return on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and healthy New Year. 14 December 2018 Audrey celebrated her birthday this week and brought a large chocolate cake for us all to share. 14 December 2018 Sue is cooking 3 Christmas lunches at Waverley this year for a total of about 100 people, members, visitors and guests.
14 December 2018 Trevor Santini performed at Waverley last week. He really got us into the Christmas spirit with a range of classic Christmas numbers. Our members enjoyed singing along and some showed their skills on the dance floor too. Pictured is Mr Santini with members Norma and Irene.
11 December 2018 Emily and Breeze from Golden Toes showed us their talents when they performed for us last week. We enjoyed a display of tap and ballet pointe dancing.
04 December 2018 A big than you to all those who donated gifts for our tombola and to those who came to see us and bought tickets. Jean and her family put a lot of work into organising this each year and we are very grateful for their support. This year the tombola raised £626 for the Day Centre. Pictured below are Jean, Marie, the manager of Robert Dyas, who kindly let us set up outside the store again and Anne.
04 December 2018
We have had another session with Creative Mojo this time to make a Christmas Wreath. 30 November 2018 We have taken our tree to St Nicholas Church for the festival this weekend. Please come and see all the trees on show. 30 November 2018 Thank you to all those who have donated to our tombola stall. We will have a very impressive display on Sunday. Please come along to Warwick Road and see us outside Robert Dyas. 23 November 2018
Sheila is very well wrapped up for winter. 23 November 2018
23 November 2018 Please note we will close for Christmas on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. 16 November 2018 We raised a glass of sherry to Prince Charles on his 70th Birthday.
09 November 2018 Glenda and Deborah from Creative Mojo visited us this week for some remembrance themed crafting.
09 November 2018 We welcomed Louise , our Admiral nurse, back to work with lovely flowers from Bowkay.
09 November 2018 Sue made cinder toffee cake for us for Bonfire Night:
02 November 2018 We have started to make decorations for our Christmas tree to be included in the Christmas Tree Festival at St Nicholas Church from Thursday 29th November - Sunday 2nd December. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Alzheimers Society. Please put the dates in your diary and come and vote for your favourite tree (hopefully ours!).
02 November 2018 We had a special Halloween menu, some decorations and a few props for Halloween this year. 19 October 2018 We had a good number of teams competing in our annual quiz last night at the Kenilworth Sports and Social Club. We raised £170 for the Day Centre and everyone had fun. A particular thank you to Jane and Angie the Quiz Mistresses. The winning team are pictured below - they scored a magnificent 97 out of a possible 110 on rounds ranging from history to Disney princesses. 18 October 2018
Thursday 18th October at 7.30pm at the Sports and Social Club. Teams of 4-6 people £2.50 per person. We hope you can join us. 12 October 2018 We have received a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Kenilworth to buy a lightweight wheelchair for use around the Day Centre. Pictured is Joyce is trying it out for comfort!
21 September 2018 Mrs Liz Watson invited us for tea and cake in her beautiful garden.
11 September 2018 We enjoyed an impromptu exercise session using our parachute. Great fun was had by all.
11 September 2018 We had a sing along session with Trevor and Miles. 11 September 2018 Glenda and Deborah from Creative Mojo organised a craft session for us on a sunflower theme. We were pleased with our end result.
28 August 2018 Our Kurling set is being well used. Kurling is an indoor version of the ice based sport of curling. In New Age Kurling the stones run on bearings but the aim is still to get as near as possible to the centre of the target. 28 August 2018 We had an enjoyable afternoon with singer, Trevor Santini, performing music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
28 August 2018 We have been receiving short dated food from Tesco under the Fareshare scheme. Pictured is some of the produced received and one of Sues creations from the surplus apricots.
17 July 2018 Monika is pictured arranging flowers donated to the Day Centre.
03 July 2018 We are looking for another couple of drivers to join our fantastic team. Commitment can be as little as one day per month but many drivers will cover one day per week. We have had some drivers for well over 10 years so it must be enjoyable as well as being extremely valuable to the Day Centre. There are more details in the supporting Waverley section of this site or do feel free to talk to Anne, our Manager, who can give you more details and put you in touch with current volunteers.
03 July 2018 What a beautiful day for Kenilworth Carnival! We joined the parade with the minibus and also offered tea (and seats) outside the Day Centre.
05 June 2018 Annual General MeetingOur AGM will take place at Waverley Day Centre on 3rd July 2018 at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. The Trustees and Manager will report on the achievements of the past year and outline plans for the future. We hope you will come and show your support. 22 May 2018 A few photos of our celebratory luncheon and tea.
15 May 2018 Talking news are looking for a secretary. They have asked us to publish the following: Main Purpose of Organisation: We record onto memory sticks containing local news and magazine items of general interest, for distribution to blind and visually impaired residents of Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington Spa and nearby areas. This work is done entirely by volunteers and funded by voluntary contributions. Role Title: Secretary The present holder of this role will step down at the AGM on Monday 25th June 2018. Short Description: Typical secretarial or Personal Assistance role including creating Agendas, taking notes and preparing Minutes, working on the committee of the Association, and acting as the interface to outside people. Skills Description: Typing, note taking, use of computer to create and edit documents, sending and receiving emails, ability to communicate on the telephone and in committee meetings. Benefits from this role: The role offers the volunteer to take part in a very useful and well received community service providing local news and magazines in electronic audio form for blind and visually impaired people living in the region of Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Warwick. Would be ideal for a retired or semi-retired person (because we operate during the day) who wants to help people disabled by blindness. 15 May 2018
Last week we celebrated 25 years of Sue working at Waverley. As Anne has recently celebrated 20 years of service to the Day Centre they have 45 years of commitment between them.
11 May 2018 Joyce celebrated her birthday with us this week.
01 May 2018 We were invited to afternoon tea at Priors House, Milverton. We were made very welcome by staff and residents.
24 April 2018 We wished Sue, our cook, a very happy birthday. Pictured are Roger and Margaret presenting Sue with a card and some flowers.
05 April 2018 Thank you to Sainsburys in Kenilworth for donating flowers to the Day Centre. They helped us to feel that spring is really here. Monika helped with the flower arranging. 03 April 2018
While our cook enjoyed a well deserved day off volunteers, Elaine and Denise, manned the kitchen. They did an admirable job and raised a well deserved glass of sherry at the end. Winners of our Easter egg raffle. 27 March 2018 We have been enjoying a variety of Easter food and activities recently: Please note we will be closed on Good Friday. 16 March 2018 Fellow staff and members of Waverley gave Ann many birthday wishes and a small gift. 09 March 2018 We have been keeping active in the recent cold weather - playing boccia in the lounge and ten pin bowling in the dining room. Though some have just enjoyed playing around with the bowling balls!
02 February 2018 Our administrator, Helene, has a golden birthday this week. Waverley gave her a beautiful cake and flowers which were very much appreciated.
02 February 2018 We were invited to tea at Kenilworth Manor by Joy the activities manager. A big thank you to Joy and staff for all their kindness. Anne and Kenilworth Manor volunteer, Jane, had tea and cake together: Mr Denis Barnett had a good time socialising with residents: We all had a very enjoyable afternoon. Pictured below are Audrey Walford and Margaret Woffenden and Marjorie Morgan with staff member, Emma.
26 January 2018 We were donated several amaryllis bulbs. Pictured is Josie planting the bulbs with Mel.
26 January 2018 We were entertained by Trevor Santini, show singer, who is a regular visitor to Waverley. Whilst Trevor performed Elton John we had fun with a few props. 09 January 2018 We celebrated the new year with a delicious cake from Andrew Davies bakery In Kenilworth. 05 January 2018 We were visited by Chris Vickers and Serena Lamley-Crowe from Tamlite Lighting Kenilworth who presented a cheque to George Goodwin and Anne. This was proceeds raised from a raffle of a luxury hamper held at their company.
05 January 2018 We had three Christmas lunches, several Christmas trees, presents for Day Club members from an anonymous benefactor and lots of Christmas cheer from staff, volunteers and customers. Here are a few pictures: 19 December 2017
Waitrose Kenilworth kindly supported the Christmas parties with donations of groceries and two staff members to help out. Pictured are Elisa and Beth. Can we extend out thanks to everyone who voted for us on the Community Matters green token scheme. 19 December 2017 Thank you to Jean Gwilliam, fundraiser and hairdresser. Pictured below are members, Janet, Philip and Josie, looking very smart after they have visited Jeans salon at Waverley. Thank you to Holly, our Golden Toes dance instructor, for all the classes this year. Thank you to all our supporters, volunteers, staff and members. 19 December 2017 Sue has been working overtime to prepare Christmas lunch on three different days for our members and guests. The Town Mayor, Councillor Kate Dickson, joined us last week. Kate is pictured with day club member Frank. 05 December 2017 Amanda Reeves, volunteer befriender, held a handbag sale and raised £80 in a raffle for the Day Centre. 05 December 2017
We have been completing Christmas craft kits. Mr Frank Smith and Mr Philip Perry made trees to take home for their families. 05 December 2017
Jean, our fundraiser, and daughter, Paula, manned the usual tombola stall and raised £570 for the Day Centre. A big thank you to everyone who supported us and the manager and staff at Robert Dyas for all their help. 28 November 2017 We have completed our tree for the festival at St Nicholas Church this weekend. 24 November 2017 Sheila Sewell treated everyone to cakes with our afternoon tea this week. Pictured is Sheila doing a very good waitressing role!
24 November 2017 Frankie celebrated her 18th birthday this week. Frankie attends Castle Sixth Form and has been helping out at Waverley for the past 2 years.
24 November 2017 Clients and staff celebrated the fact that Anna has worked for Waverley for 20 years. Well done Anne!
17 November 2017 We have been testing our new kurling set. The rules seem a little more fluid than when we had a formal session with Bowl4fun but we did have fun . 17 November 2017 Our quiz last night was a great success. A very big thank you to the quiz organisers Jane & Angie who had prepared 10 varied and challenging rounds including conundrums , name that Lou and initials . We raised £210 for Waverley funds and everyone seemed to be having fun whilst stretching their grey matter. 03 November 2017 We celebrated the birthdays of Shelia Cluff who was 80 and Brenda Vickery, a young 94! Mel, one of our carers had a birthday celebration too. Pictured is Mel with Anne, Day Centre Manager and Cathy, long standing befriender. 03 November 2017 We joined in the Halloween festivities on Tuesday. Sue produced a very spooky menu and we decorated the lounges and the dining room. 03 November 2017 We said goodbye to Adrian after many years as a volunteer driver. We hope he will come back and visit us and bring his grandchildren who have been popular visitors at the Day Centre over the years. Many thanks to Adrian and his family who have been very generous with their time. Here are some photos from Adrians leaving party and also some of his youngest granddaughter visiting Waverley.
27 October 2017
Please join us for our annual quiz: KENILWORTH SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB Thursday 16th November TEAMS OF 4-6 PEOPLE (£10 PER TEAM)ALL WELCOME PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT WAVERLEY DAY CENTRE To enter please phone Anne Cross on 01926 852365 or Email Waverley@keepitgood.com 10 October 2017 We are liaising through FareShare with Kenilworth Tesco Express to collect food that is approaching its best before/use by date once a week. This is a real lucky dip and presents Sue with an interesting challenge! A big thank you to store manager Stuart and Deputy Manager Matt for all their help. Here is this weeks selection. Looks like it could be bread and butter pudding again soon...
06 October 2017
It may have been desserts week on the bake off but Sue is the real star baker. Pictured is Sues cheesecake. 06 October 2017 Mrs Eileen Cameron celebrated her 90th birthday with friends at Waverley. Eileen is pictured with Isabel and Joyce. 03 October 2017 Our Golden Toes seated dance class was on a cowboy theme last week. Holly demonstrated a range of wild west moves which were enjoyed by all.
03 October 2017 There is an autumnal chill in the air but every cloud has a silver lining - bread and butter pudding is back on the menu! 12 September 2017 We are looking for another couple of drivers to join our fantastic team. Commitment can be as little as one day per month but many drivers will cover one day per week. We have had some drivers for well over 10 years so it must be enjoyable as well as extremely valuable to the Day Centre. There are more details in the supporting Waverley section of this site or do feel free to talk to Anne, our Manager, who can put you in touch with current volunteers.
18 August 2017 We were invited by Mrs. Liz Watson of Fieldgate Lane to enjoy afternoon tea in her beautiful garden as part of the Open Gardens scheme. The weather was kind and the tea and cakes were very much appreciated whilst admiring the gardens. 04 August 2017 We had a lunch time visit from James the Organist. James brought a variety of percussion instruments which were appreciated and Mr Frank Smith engaged Anne, our manager, in a spot of impromptu dancing. 25 July 2017 We held our volunteer lunch at the Clarendon Arms on Monday. Thank you to the staff at the Clarendon who looked after us very well and thank you to all our volunteers for their help and support throughout the year. 07 July 2017 We joined the Kenilworth Carnival procession last Saturday. Members could take part on our minibus or watch from the day centre where Sue provided refreshments for all involved helped by Pat. Thanks to all those who joined us on the day especially Phil, our volunteer driver, and Ann, Anne and Mel who walked with the bus and collected the pennies. Taking part were Denis Barnett, Doreen Laye, Monika Lass, Shirley Sutton, Sheila Sewell, Joyce Currell and Janet Jones. 23 June 2017 Sainsburys brought strawberry tea to Waverley as part of Carers Week. A big thank you to Wendy and Helena for preparing and serving the tea. It was very much appreciated. Wendy and Helena are pictured with day club members, Janet, Hilda and Denis. 22 June 2017 The street collection last Saturday raised £228.77 towards activities and entertainment at Waverley Day Centre. The weather was swelteringly hot, with blazing sunshine and high temperatures before 9 in the morning. We collected for 3 hours from 9am to 12 midday. Thank you all those involved in particular to Margaret Kite, Richard & Kate Dickson and John Wild. 20 June 2017 We were invited to Kenilworth Manor for a Strawberry Tea. Our thanks to Joy and the staff at Kenilworth Manor for their care and attention. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Here are a few pictures:
20 June 2017 David Hibberd, one of our longstanding volunteer drivers, has been shortlisted in The Pride of Warwick District Awards. We wish him well for the ceremony on June 30th. 02 June 2017 Our Treasurer, Jeremy Eastaugh, has been stretching his muscles whilst cycling across France with his brother and a group of like-minded, energetic, individuals. They covered 900miles and climbed 33,000 feet during the 2 week challenge. The picture shows Jeremy somewhere in the Dordogne? .
31 May 2017 Jean Gwilliam, long time supporter and fundraiser for Waverley, has won an award at the Kenilworth Worthies, organised by the Kenilworth Chamber of Trade. Jean is pictured below with the tombola stall she organises annually at the Christmas lights. Anne went to the awards ceremony an Jeans behalf as she was on holiday. Anne is pictured below with Mr Dave Sharpe from Business Success magazine who sponsored the award.
23 May 2017
Can you spare a few hours to join our team of volunteer drivers, using our minibus to bring members to and from the Centre? If you have a full driving licence and are between 25 and 70 years of age, why not join our friendly team and volunteer. Further details can be found on our website www.waverleydaycentre.org.uk or contact our manager, Anne on 01926 852365. Email Waverley@keepitgood.com. 09 May 2017 Holly from Golden Toes held a maypole session for one of our seated dance classes. There was even some non-seated dancing involved. Pictured are Nancy, Brenda, Doreen and Roger seated and Mike standing. 09 May 2017 Mrs Joyce Currell celebrated her 88th birthday and brought a cake to share with us.
25 April 2017 We were entertained by a local group, Musical Memories, who put on concerts to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society.
18 April 2017 We wondered if John had been decorating!
18 April 2017 Not only has our cook, Sue, been preparing Easter goodies for celebrations at Waverley but she has also had her own birthday to celebrate. 11 April 2017 Please note we will be closed on Good Friday. Happy Easter to all our members and supporters.
04 April 2017 Anne attended a dinner hosted by the Town Mayor, Councillor Richard Davies, at Woodside. The Mayoress, Erica Davies, kindly donated this beautiful spring flower arrangement to Waverley. Anne is picture here with her guest at the dinner, Mr David Welton. 17 March 2017 We think Mr John Hatfield is the cats whiskers in his new jumper. Mr Hatfield possesses an array of excellent Christmas jumpers which he models during the festive season. This one he can wear with pride at any time of year!
17 March 2017 Baby Phoebe, newest Granddaughter of Adrian, one of our volunteer drivers, visited the Day Centre. Pictured are Phoebe and Marjorie, one of our members. 09 March 2017 We joined Ann for her special birthday celebrations: 03 March 2017 This event was held at the Day Centre on Wednesday and was in aid of our Admiral Nurse, Louise Gillard -Owen, and Dementia UK. It was supported by the Town Mayor, Cllr. Richard Davies and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kate Dickson as well as many others from the local community. 03 March 2017 Come and join us for a friendly game. 03 March 2017 Sue was busy tossing pancakes on Tuesday: Our members enjoyed her efforts: Sue cooked 40 pancakes for us and then went home and cooked 9 for her own family. 17 February 2017 We have a smart new sign on the front of the building which replaces the old banner. . 14 February 2017 We have created a message board with some thoughts and memories for Valentines Day. We also have a very well decorated Valentines Day menu board! 31 January 2017 We had a night out at the Sunam in Kenilworth. It was a great evening with a chance to catch up with several colleagues who have worked with us in the past as well as members of the current team. Numbers were limited due to illness but a good night was had by all who made it!
13 January 2017
We enjoyed Scottish dancing with Holly form Golden toes. Pictures is Mr Terry Pugh with Holly. 13 January 2017
The sewing group that meets at Waverley on a Wednesday afternoon has been making twiddle muffs. These muffs not only keep your hands warm but provide a variety of textures and twiddly bits to occupy fidgety hands.
13 January 2017
Louise, our Admiral Nurse, received a cheque for funds raised by the St. Nicholas Church Christmas Tree Festival. Many thanks to the Festival organisers and all those who contributed. 06 January 2017 We received a Christmas hamper from Helen Sanders who works at Carrick Travel, Cheylesmore. Helen is the daughter of Mrs Joyce Currell, Day Club member. The hampers contents were divided between our members. Pictured are Anne, Centre Manager, Joyce and Helen.
06 January 2017 One of our Christmas lunches was attended by Town Mayor, Councillor Richard Davies. He is pictured here with Mr John Hatfield, retired mayor and day club member. 03 January 2017 Mrs Janet Jones and Mr Peter David celebrated their birthdays with us just before Christmas. Pictured below is Mr Peter David with his wife, Hilary. Mrs Janet Jones. 20 December 2016 May we take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. 20 December 2016 We have 4 Christmas lunches as they are so popular. Sue, our cook, does an amazing job preparing all the food and many of our friends and supporters join our members to enjoy the festive fayre. 06 December 2016 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS: This year we close for Christmas on Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. 02 December 2016 We have taken our tree to St Nicholas Church for their Christmas Tree Festival. The Church is now full of trees and is well worth a visit. The Festival is on until Sunday 4th December so please go and vote for you favourite. Funds raised this year will go to support the Admiral Nurse.
02 December 2016 Many thanks to Jean Gwilliam and family for organising our annual tombola at the Christmas lights. They raised a fantastic £593. Thanks to all those who donated prizes, especially our neighbours in Bertie Road, Waverley Road and Station Road. Thanks also to the Manager and Staff at Robert Dyas for allowing us to set up outside the store. Pictured is Jean with Anne, Day Centre Manager; Christina, Assistant Manager,at Robert Dyas and Paula, Jeans daughter. 11 November 2016 Mrs Win Kelly celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at Waverley.
01 November 2016 We were invited to join Kenilworth Rotary to celebrate Diwali at the Indian Ark. Anne received a cheque for £500 from president John Boothroyd. A special thank you to David and Roy at Rotary for all their help. Pictured is Sue and Anne watching the fireworks at the end of the evening. . 01 November 2016 We celebrated Halloween last Friday. Sue rose to the challenge with her kitchen creations and James provided suitable entertainment on the organ.
21 October 2016 We wished Elaine, kitchen volunteer, a happy birthday. Pictured with Elaine are Sheila Cluff, Win Kelly and Anne.
21 October 2016 Retired mayor, Mr John Hatfield, was getting us into the Halloween mood ready for next week. 14 October 2016 Beverley, one of our carers, brought her granddaughter to visit our staff and members. Pictured is Anne with baby Ellie.
11 October 2016 On Wednesdays from 1-3 pm Springfield Mind are holding drop in sessions to give free information and support for better mental health. Further details available on their website: www.cwmind.org.uk/wbw or on 024 7771 2288 11 October 2016 Darren from Bowl4fun ran a Kurling session for us. This certainly brought out the competitive side in some of our members.
30 September 2016 We spent an afternoon bowling. 27 September 2016 Sue, our cook, celebrated her grandsons 1st birthday with a party at Waverley. They even managed to fit a small bouncy castle in the dining room. If you would like to hire our facilities for a party please contact Anne. 16 September 2016 Please consider driving for Waverley Description: Would you like the opportunity to brighten an elderly persons day? You can do so by volunteering to be a driver of a specially adapted minibus that transports them to and from Kenilworth Community Care. Tasks: As a volunteer driver, you would drive a local route starting at 9:00 a.m. and collect approximately 12 elderly people from their homes and take them to Kenilworth Community Care. The route takes around 2 hours and an employee of Kenilworth Community Care will always accompany you. In addition to driving, you will help open the door of the van and help with the lift equipment. You will also drive the afternoon route to return the individuals to their homes starting at 3:00 p.m. Training & Support: All volunteer drivers are given training on the vehicle. You will be shown how everything on the minibus operates to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers. You will be given a minor test including an informal driving assessment.If desired, you may complete a first-aid training. Time Commitment: It is expected that a volunteer driver will drive both the days morning and afternoon drives, although the time between the two drives is free. It is also expected that a driver will commit to between one day a week and one day a month. Skills Needed: A clean UK licence is required. You will need to be able to push a wheelchair and be able to get it into and out of the van. A helpful, friendly and cheerful disposition is also needed. 09 September 2016 Some of our gentlemen enjoying a game of dominos. 06 September 2016 We said goodbye to Sophie from Golden Toes. She has been a very popular seated dance instructor. We look forward to more classes with a new tutor.
02 September 2016 We were invited to afternoon tea at Kenilworth Manor by Joy, their activities manager. We enjoyed beautiful surroundings, excellent weather and delicious cakes whilst catching up with some old friends. It was a lovely afternoon.
02 September 2016
Sue completed the Jaffa cake challenge much to the delight of staff and members. We think she deserves the Star Baker award.
30 August 2016 Our members have been enjoying the garden recently.
16 August 2016 Youngsters on the National Citizenship Scheme held an open event at Waverley last Saturday. They provided tea and entertainment for our members. They had visited us previously to introduce themselves and to run a cricket session. The NCS youngsters kindly donated the cricket set to Waverley. Mr Stan Marsh receiving the cricket set from two NCS volunteers.Afternoon tea and entertainment.
12 August 2016 Tom came back to visit us during his summer holidays. Tom used to be a regular volunteer at Waverley before he left for medical school last year. Tom is pictured below with Mrs Joyce Currell and Mrs Doreen Laye.
05 August 2016 We were intertained this week by young people from the National Citizen Service. Indoor cricket proved very popular. Pictured is Mr Terry Pugh batting for Waverley. 02 August 2016
Volunteer Ros Comins, brought in her original Australian outback hat which gave rise to some interesting discussions amongst the gentlemen. 29 July 2016 A big thank you to long standing staff member Susanne Soal who left us recently. Susanne is pictured with members Joyce Currell and Win Kelly. 29 July 2016 We held our annual lunch at the Clarendon Arms to thank all our volunteers for their contributions during the year. Thank you to Sean and the team at the Clarendon.
29 July 2016
Our AGM allowed us to reflect on a year of change with several staff retiring and our Chair of Trustees coming to the end of her term of office. We look forward to another successful year with our new team including our Admiral Nurse, Louise Gillard-Owen. Thanks to all who attended. Pictured below are retiring Chair, Jill Blake, and new Chair, Mary Hunter. 05 July 2016 We took part in the Carnival procession On Saturday. We were joined by some Day Club members and our Trustees. We had a very enjoyable day. Thank you to the carnival committee and all those who supported us.
24 June 2016
Our AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12th July at the Day Centre. We hope to see you there. 21 June 2016 Thank you to Wendy and the ladies from Kenilworth Sainsburys for providing a lovely cream tea.
31 May 2016 We were visited by Holly from Golden Toes and took part in Maypole dancing along with other seated exercises.
31 May 2016 We are running knitting and natter sessions which have proved popular. Pictured are Mrs Joan Howe and Mrs Nancy Greenbank. 17 May 2016 Hazel and Lynn have both recently retired from the staff team. Lynn will still be helping as a volunteer but Hazel is unable to return as her back will not allow it. They have both been highly valued members of the team and will be much missed. We hope Hazel will manage to visit occasionally and look forward to having Lynn helping in the kitchen.
03 May 2016 Darren from Bowl4fun ran another popular session of boccia for us.
26 April 2016 We celebrated the Queens 90th Birthday with a tea party on Thursday 21st May and a street party in our dining room on Friday 22nd May. Today we are celebrating the 90th birthday of one of our members, Mrs Marjorie Morgan. Marjories beautiful cake was make by her daughter. 24 March 2016 We drew the Easter Raflle this morning. Jean presented a cheque for £1,000 to Anne, the Day Centre Manager and Mary, Vice Chair of Trustees. We will be in contact with all winners. A list of winning ticket numbers will also be available at the Day Centre. Thank you to all those who bought tickets and/or provided prizes. Pictured below is our very own Easter rabbit, Gus, brought in by Alice, a volunteer befriender. A big thank you to Gewn Peat of Kenilworth Phab who was a major seller of raffle tickets for us.
08 March 2016 Please note we will be closed on Good Friday. Happy Easter.
08 March 2016 Waverley Day Centre has appointed Louise Gillard-Owen as an Admiral Nurse (a specialist nurse who supports families affected by dementia) in partnership with Dementia UK. The Admiral Nurse service was officially launched by Jeremy Wright, MP on Friday 4th March, at Waverley Day Centre, in Kenilworth. In support of the annual Dementia UK Time for a Cuppa week (from 1-8 March), Waverley Day Centre also hosted a tea party to raise more funds for Dementia UK. Pictured below are Jeremy Wright, MP and Louise Gillard-Owen, our Admiral Nurse. Families in Kenilworth, who are living with dementia and need support or information can contact Louise at Waverley Day Centre (07521 024787 / 01926 852365). 04 March 2016 A big thank you to Waitrose for their additional donation of £340. This formed part of a Waitrose Community Matters campaign alleviate social isolation in the elderly. We are very grateful for the support we have received over the Christmas period. Pictured below are members Barbara, Janet, Joyce, Stella with Carer, Pat, and Wendy from Waitrose Community Matters. 23 February 2016 We enjoyed another Kurling session with Darren from Bowls4Fun. 23 February 2016 Our brilliant cook, Sue, prepared some delicious cakes for a Valentines tea party. Pictured above are Stella Grierson and Joan Dean enjoying tea with carer, Beverley. 29 January 2016 Vera Page celebrated her 101st birthday at Waverley this week. Pictured below is Vera together with other members and staff at Waverley.
22 January 2016
Our new minibus was delivered in late December. The new minibus displays the Queens Award Logo beside our Waverley logo and will have continuing sponsorship from Sylvesters the Jewellers and the Kenilworth Lions. Pictured is Steve Luff, Trustee, taking receipt of the new bus. 11 December 2015 The Town Mayor, Mr Michael Coker, and his wife, Janice, joined us for Christmas lunch this week. The Mayor said a few words and Members of the Salvation Army from Leamington Spa entertained us with a short selection of carols and readings. A special thank you to Kenilworth Waitrose who have not only supported us with groceries but also sent three lovely helpers to assist us at the Christmas lunch.
08 December 2015 Susanne and Beverley set up our tree at St Nicholas Church for the Christmas Tree Festival which took place in the Church last weekend. Our theme was Welcome to Waverley Wonderland . The tree was decorated with Waverley minibuses and other decorations made by our members.
08 December 2015 The tombola at the lights switch on in Warwick Road did very well considering the rather tempestuous weather. Thank you to all who supported us on the night and with donations beforehand. Particular thanks to Jean and Paula for all the effort they put in to organising this. Activity around the stall. Jean with Denise and Arthur the PAT dog. 08 December 2015 Thank you to St Francis Church for the arrangement of amaryllis brought in by Jackie Jarvis. 27 November 2015 Our last working day will be Wednesday 23rd December and we will reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2016. We would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. 27 November 2015 Manager, Anne Cross, and Member, Joan Dean, are obviously both women of great taste as they discovered when they wore matching cardigans one day!
27 November 2015
Retired Town Mayor, Mr John Hatfield and Mrs Evelyn Pearce enjoy catching up. 27 November 2015 We have been making decorations for the Waverley tree to enter Christmas Tree Festival at St. Nicholas Church next week. Pictured below is Susanne putting finishing touches to our tree.
27 November 2015 Darren from Bowl4fun introduced us to the joys of Kurling on our new dining room floor. Everyone was very enthusiastic and it all got rather competitive. Pictured top are the winning team with shots of Kurling in action below. 06 November 2015 We raised £239.20 at our quiz night. Thank you to all who supported us. 06 November 2015 We have started preparing decorations for our tree at the St Nicholas Christmas Tree Festival. Pictured below are members, Mrs Joyce Currell, Mrs Doreen Lewis and Mrs Doreen Blackmore. Pictured above is one of our student helpers, Caz, with Mr Terry Pugh and Mr John Hatfield. 06 November 2015 Mrs Win Kelly celebrated her 89th birthday yesterday. Win is the mother of one of our Trustees, Mary Hunter. Everyone enjoyed the lovely birthday cake that Wins family gave us.
03 November 2015 We had copious quantities of Halloween decorations as the Phab group gave us several of the pumpkins that they had carved the night before. Our members enjoyed the more modern tradition of Halloween celebrations. 30 October 2015 We were visited by a group of students completing the NCS programme for 15-17 year olds. They organised tea and a quiz, Through the Decades , for our members. The students will be returning on Saturday 21st November to organise an open day between 10am and 2pm at the Day Centre. This will showcase the services we offer. Light refreshments will be provided. All welcome. 20 October 2015 Pictured below is John Hatfield sporting his patriotic braces together with Jean Curry one of our volunteers. Hair cut by Jean Gwilliam - on-site hairdresser/barber for Waverley.
16 October 2015 Our annual quiz took place last night at the Kenilworth Sports and Social Club. We had a great turn out and competed in 10 rounds including Famous Davids and Conundrums . Each team had a joker to double the score on one round giving a total possible score of 110. The winning team from Phab scored an amazing 94 and defended their title from last year. Pictured below are the quiz mistresses and the winning team. 29 September 2015 Would you like to join a happy and successful team? THEN Kenilworth Talking News is for you! Working from Waverley, KTN send out recordings to the visually impaired and those who have difficulty in holding reading material. They are looking for volunteers in the following areas: Technicians Editors Administration Any training needed will be given by a member of the team. If you would like more information, please contact secretary Sue Smith 01926 853351. They would be delighted to hear from you. 18 September 2015 Bowls is a popular sport that can be played by all regardless of age or ability. Darren from Bowl4fun ran a session for us to try. We played a seated version of the game which worked well and showed how even our new dining room floor is!
18 September 2015 We raised a glass to mark the occasion when HRH Queen Elizabeth II became our longest serving monarch.
27 August 2015 We would like to congratulate all our young volunteers on their exam results. Everyone did very well. Tom, Jess and James are all off to university. Tom and Jess to study medicine and James dietetics. Can we also mention Caitlin, Caz, Sophie, Lotti and Noah an their achievements. Thank you all for the time you gave to us especially over the summer holidays. 07 August 2015 Sue, our cook, is expecting to become a grandmother for the first time within the next month and is organising a baby shower for her daughter this weekend. The members and staff have made some bunting for her. Pictured below are Sue and Susanne with member