We are thrilled to announce that Braeside Nursery came in this morning, and 8 children (4 years old) played, painted, talked and interacted with our residents. Needless to say it was FA-BU-LOUS!! I hope you enjoy our photos. One anecdote: the children were amazed to learn that one of our residents is 101 years old!!
Moving forward, Braeside will be coming over on a weekly basis. Saint Christophers’ school will also participate in our intergenerational project and will visit us on Tuesday 4th December. Brixham College are visiting us on Friday 7th December. So, we have pre-school, primary and secondary all covered!!
To celebrate their 100 years anniversary, Fermoys donated a beautiful 6 ft tree to Harbour Rise. The tree stands in our café area and given the colours of the room, we opted for purple and green Christmas decorations! We therefore decided to name our tree the “Purple Angel Tree” to support our friends at Purple Angel Charity. A big thank you to our Friends at Fermoys for donating your gorgeous tree.
Thank you so much to Zoe for getting “stuck in” and putting up our Christmas decorations, with the help of some of our residents too!
We are ready to see you all on Friday 30th November at 6pm for our Christmas Market!
Today we had to say our goodbyes to Sam F who has been working with us for more than 26 years!! Sam is moving on to pastures new, setting up her own oven cleaning business. Sam got spoilt as she received many gifts, including a new ‘Spinner Mop’
Thanks Sam for all your hard work and loyalty, wishing you well in your next Chapter!
On Tuesday 20th November, Mr Stanley (Stan) B travelled in the glass viewing carriage of the Dartmouth Steam Railway, to the beautiful village of Kingswear. The trip was organised by Harbour Rise in conjunction with Peter who has worked for the steam railway for over 40 years.
Stan has always loved trains, he started his working life as a mechanic in a local garage he then joined Great Western Railway as a fireman and later progressed to an engine driver, commencing on steam engines and retiring 46 years later on the High Speed 125. Over the years his routes would be Wales and the West Country.
Stan had a really lovely time and it brought back wonderful memories being back on this local steam train. Everyone made a fuss of him and he welcomed having a good tour of the train and also the station.
Many thanks from Harbour Rise to Peter and all the team at Dartmouth Steam Railway for all their help and kindness.