The residents and staff from both homes enjoyed their involvement in the harvest sensory festival. The staff and residents prepared vegetable soup using some vegetables that had been grown in the gardens at both homes, and also apple crumble from apples grown in the garden at Sophie House. The residents also helped to shape bread rolls. Whilst the soup, bread rolls and apple crumble were cooking the residents and staff enjoyed exploring different senses through touch, smell, sight and sounds. Just before lunch the residents and staff enjoyed some wheelchair dancing and sung some harvest songs. The residents and staff then enjoyed eating the soup, bread rolls and apple crumble and custard for lunch.
All residents and their families, along with staff, thoroughly enjoyed themselves playing games spread around the gardens of Martha House. Thank you again to the Hereford Lions Club for their generous donation of a chef, helpers, bbq and food.
Both homes came together at Sophie House to participate in Sensival. The theme this year was “Alice in Wonderland”. The residents, staff and parents had a wonderful day. Everyone dressed up as characters and all the activities were linked to parts of the story.
The activities were both inside and outside of the home. The day started with a scavenger hunt where clues were followed and items collected to decorate mad hatter hats. There were various stations to test the senses – essential oils to smell, music from a live band to listen to, lots of yummy food to taste, to name a few.
The residents and staff had the opportunity to play croquet and giant chess in the gardens. The residents and staff rounded off the day with a maypole dance.
The Masonic Charitable Foundation have awarded Martha Trust Hereford LTD a very generous £4000.
This kind donation will go towards the refurbishment of the Hydrotherapy pool.
To find out more about the awards and the Masonic Charitable Foundation follow the link below: