30th November 2016

Miss Irene Atkin Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

A former headteacher at Haigh Road Infant School, Rothwell celebrated her 100th birthday on 29 November.

Miss Irene Atkin became headteacher at Haigh Road in 1952 bringing her particular expertise in teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, and retired 29 years later. After retiring Miss Atkin travelled extensively.

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25th November 2016

Christmas at the Manor Houses

As the festive season draws closer Hadrian Healthcare homes are planning many special events to celebrate, from community carols to Christmas Fayres with gift stalls and tombolas.

“We’re delighted to welcome visitors from our local communities at this time as well as family and friends to join us for mince pies and other seasonal treats,” said Jas Gill, managing director of Hadrian Healthcare Group. “We wish everyone the very best for Christmas and the New Year.”

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4th November 2016

Wetherby Manor Head Chef Oliver Takes to the Skies for Charity

Wetherby Manor care home head chef Oliver Smith has taken part in a skydive to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and The Food Chain.

Oliver is no stranger to extreme sports as he used to be a keen snowboarder but this was his first skydive. He was part of a five-strong team from the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) who each took a tandem skydive from 10,000ft including a 45 second free fall.

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7th October 2016

Oulton Manor Takes Part in the Leeds Memory Walk

A team of residents, staff and volunteers from Oulton Manor completed the Leeds Memory Walk on Saturday 24th September in the beautiful parkland of Temple Newsam.

Around 3,500 people took part in the event which was organised by the Alzheimer’s Society. The course is fairly hilly featuring a mix of terrain with roads, footpaths and grass and many stunning views along the way.

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7th October 2016

Macmillan Cake Off at Oulton Manor

Competition was in the air at the Oulton Manor Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning on 30 September as residents, relatives and staff had baked cakes for a ‘cake off’.

Head chef Judith Huby was the judge and she had a very difficult task narrowing down the wide range of scrumptious entries.

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