Hucknall & Watnall update

16th Dec 2011

Christmas Party Preparations!

Service users and support staff at Heathcotes Hucknall and Watnall are planning a Christmas Party to be held on the 19th December, from 1pm onwards.  They have been busy planning the party together, and a guest appearance from Santa is highly anticipated!  Drinks and a buffet are included, along with a warm mince pie. Plans are afoot for the local Salvation Army band to play a special selection of Christmas songs – fingers crossed!

Allison Stafford, Registered Manager at both services, said, "We're working really hard to make Christmas special for the people we suppport; it's a magical time and I want everyone at the service to have some lovely memories."

Susan's City Break

On the 16th November, Susan, who lives at Heathcotes Hucknall, flew on an aeroplane for the first time ever, taking a city break to Edinburgh.

Susan was supported on her trip by Heathcotes team members Ashley Clayton and Elaine Wadsley.  She had a great time in the historic city of Edinburgh, visiting many attractions including the German Christmas Market, Edinburgh Castle, Cafe Royal, Scott Monument and a fairground, where she had a ride on the big wheel.

Mr Taylor, Susan's Dad said, "We're very impressed that our daughter made it on a plane for the first time, and so happy that she enjoyed herself. It was a major achievement for her."

Susan has been supported by Heathcotes for a number of years and Managing Director David Harrison was particularly pleased to hear news of her amazing achievement, "What a fantastic good news story; I know that Susan has wanted to take a flight for a number of years, so it really put a smile on all our faces to hear that she'd finally done so. Well done Susan!"

Simon and Ruby

Simon, who lives at Heathcotes Watnall, is a proud owner of a bunny rabbit called ‘Ruby’. Simon has been learning how to look after Ruby at the local pet centre. With support from Roy - heathcotes Maintenance Operative - he has made a bespoke rabbit hutch or a ‘bunny home’ as Simon calls it, for his furry friend.

Simon feeds Ruby fresh carrots, cabbage and rabbit food.


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