National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry which takes place every October. We have been celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together, with our staff and residents choosing their favourite poems to be read out. We had some beautiful readers and some absolutely wonderful poems chosen. What a lovely and relaxing afternoon!
A big thank you to our local clergy for a wonderful Harvest service and for joining us for a lovely, sociable harvest supper. Also a huge thank you for all the hard work behind the scenes, with the decorations, flowers and the preparation of a delicious supper. So nice to have residents, family, friends and staff all joining in.
We are busy arranging flowers and vegetables for our harvest festival display. Tomorrow we will be having a lovely service, followed by a lovely supper together to give thanks for our beautiful and bountiful Devonshire surroundings.
Residents, staff, friends, family and villagers have helped us to raise a fantastic £700 for Hospiscare! We had a lovely time doing it as well!
We've been hard at work preparing to welcome friends, family and locals in for our Hospiscare coffee morning. Recreating a vintage tea room, ready for our baked delights to make it a party!
Spatulas at the ready, food mixers prepared, ingredients sourced, family members asked for recipies... The Old Vicarage Bake Off is ready to begin! Our competitive spirits have been ignited, we have sponge cakes, chocolate fudge, swiss rolls, scones, tiffin, banana cake, apple cake, flap jacks and even a 'mystery cake' not to be named until the day. All in all its going to be a tough competition and a very yummy morning on Thursday testint them all!!
Here are some photos of the handmade decorations ready to go on the cup cakes.
Weare busy getting our decorations made for our 'Put the kettle on' party on Thursday. Paper chains and individually painted tea pots to decorate the home.
Looking forward to welcoming friends, family and all who wish to support the wonderful Hospiscare team.
Residents of The Old Vicarage, Otterton, invite you to join us on Thursday 20th September to 'Put the kettle on' in aid of Hospiscare.
We are pleased to be welcoming special guests Judy Spiers and her furry friend Gus Honeybun for tea, coffee, scrumptious cakes and a good old natter!
Entrance fee of £5, includes endless cakes, botomless drinks and free raffle entry (see picture of the raffle prizes!).
All proceeds raised will help local people receive expert palliative care through a wide range of services and therapies provided by dedicated Hospiscare teams.
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