A Ride With The Willow Trust

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There is a very exciting trip coming up at the Hollies! We will be having a lovely boat trip down the canal with The Willow Trust on the 18th of April 2018. The Willow Trust aims to provide therapeutic days out on the water primarily for disabled people of all ages and types of disability [...]

Enjoying the wildlife in Gloucestershire

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With spring just around the corner, and the evenings getting lighter each day, there is no better time to enjoy the British countryside near Dursley. The Hollies Care Home is ideally situated in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, thus being the perfect location to appreciate beautiful surroundings and local wildlife. In this area there are a […]

Discover Derek’s story

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Brought to you by remarkable lives. “I was born 5th October 1927 in Annfield Plain, a village in County Durham. Actually, that’s not quite true. I was born in the ambulance. It had to stop in a place called Norwood. My full name is Derek Norwood Richards. My father sent me to Durham School when [...]

Jean Rigby

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“I was born in 1930. I had a very happy childhood. Went to a Quaker boarding school – a wonderful experience. Because I enjoyed school so much It determined my future career as a school teacher. If I hadn’t been a teacher I would have been a stand-up comic! But in those days, there was […]

Crafting at the nursing home

Embroidery at its best

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On November 11th, we had a special visit with Liz from Willow Trust to see Jean and her amazing embroidery as pictured here. Jean has a great passion for embroidery and has created many beautiful pieces of work. Embroidery is not something new, but some of its benefits may have been forgotten. Importantly the activity […]

Gardening at the nursing home

Bringing gardening activities indoor

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During November at The Hollies we organised a few crafting workshops for our residents and many have created some amazing products. Residents have worked intently on their own projects from pasting bird seeds on a pinecone bird feeder to planting bulbs and winter flowers in wheelbarrows. So here at the Hollies even in the winter […]

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The Willow Trust

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Each year around 7,000 disabled and seriously ill children and adults spend a day on board with The Willow Trust. Fundraising work continues all year round to ensure trips remain free of charge. Established in 1989 the Willow Trust charity operates both its fully equipped purpose-built boats from April to October in pursuit of providing […]

The top floor ‘Memory Lane’

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If you have not yet had the opportunity to venture onto the top floor at The Hollies, then please do pop up and have a look. We have been working hard to improve the environment by introducing lots of memorabilia including a wind up gramophone! We are on the hunt for some more records to […]