Voting Now Open for June and July's Good News Story Competition

16th July 2019 |

Thank you to everyone who sent in their Good News Stories for the '£100 Good News Stories Competition' in May and June.

We have had 4 entries. Please read the stories below and vote for your favourite on our Facebook page (click here to go to our Facebook page)

We have stories about barbeques, hydrotherapy, superbikes and fundraising.

The winner wins a £100 Love2shop voucher to spend on their next activity.


1. Bank Holiday Fun Day

The staff and people we support got together and shared their ideas about what they wanted to do over the bank holiday weekend. They decided together that they would all enjoy a barbeque and painting session.

We started the day off by deciding what jobs everyone needed to do to get ready for our barbeque. Some staff and the people we support went to the supermarket to buy the ingredients for the barbeque. Other staff got the barbeque ready and everyone else set the table.

Everyone got together, cooking the chicken and preparing the salad, then nipping back to the supermarket for a key ingredient. The barbeque started, music was playing in the background, everyone was eating laughing, joking and having fun! We finished the afternoon by doing some painting. Everyone had fun together throughout the day.

By living out our values, the staff went the extra mile by contributing food and drink for the day.

Staff were creative and adaptable with the painting session and adapted the activity to suit what the people we support wanted to do.

They put people first by taking on board suggestions from the people we support and adapted and changed things as the day progressed.

Staff were transparent as when it was realised that the key ingredient was missing, staff told the people we support and everyone came up with the plan to go back to the supermarket,

We all had a fantastic and fun day at the barbeque and  we are now deciding what we are going to do next!


2. Pyjamarama

Rosemary wanted to take part in a Pyjamarama fundraising day run by the Book Trust to raise funds for underprivileged children.

Rosemary baked buns and biscuits for the staff at Marle House so they could take part and donate money. Rosemary’s friends and staff wore their pyjamas all day and even their music man Kevin came in his pyjamas for their music session! Staff we responsive went the extra mile, supporting Rosemary to organise the day

Fred, his friends and staff also took part by having a fantastic, busy day doing all sorts of activities including; tin can alley, hand painting, bubble blowing and parachute games.

Everyone had a great day and raised lots of money!


3. Bike Racing

Phil loves motorbikes and is always reading bike books and magazines and watching on television. Staff were responsive and asked Phil if he would like to go to a Superbike event. Staff lived out the value 'putting people first' and arranged for Phil to go and watch the British Superbike Championship in Cheshire. Phil had an excellent time watching the races and going into the paddock to see the bikes close up. Phil also bought himself some souvenir t-shirts and said he had a great time. 



4. Enjoying Hydrotherapy

Anthony has recently started going to hydrotherapy sessions. Staff have been responsive in noticing that the hydrotherapy sessions are making a positive difference to Anthony's life and now ensure that this is a regular activity for Anthony. He really enjoys his sessions and feels happy and relaxed afterwards. 




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