Tag: Pelton Grange Care Home

Chester-le-Street care home residents have The X Factor

Chester-le-Street care home residents have The X Factor

AN X FACTOR style talent show came to a Chester-le-Street care home – with ABBA, Spice Girls and Beyonce tributes.   Pelton Grange Care Home’s manager, Les Burnett, even got involved as ‘Pelton’ John, with the judges telling him: “Don’t give up your day job.”   The judging panel consisted of resident Doris Theobald, a […]

11th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Pelton care home visitor helps raise over £1,000 for elderly residents

Pelton care home visitor helps raise over £1,000 for elderly residents

SANTA Claus dropped into a Pelton care home for the annual Christmas fayre – helping to raise over £1,000 for the elderly residents.   Stalls selling bric-a-brac and homemade festive wreaths, ginger punch, Christmas cakes, a tombola and raffle were all part of the Pelton Grange Care Home event.   Residents, staff, family, friends and […]

20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Christmas kicked off by Santa’s little helpers!

Christmas kicked off by Santa’s little helpers!

SANTA’s elves took a day off preparing for Christmas to enjoy festive celebrations at a Chester Le Street care home.   Elf Day was held at Pelton Grange Care Home to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff and residents dressed up as Santa’s helpers for the day and played an elf themed quiz […]

19th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Drag queen performs pop classics for Chester Le Street residents

Drag queen performs pop classics for Chester Le Street residents

ELDERLY care home residents enjoyed entertainment of an unusual sort when they attended a drag act in Chester Le Street. Residents from Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, took a stroll to the nearby community centre to watch the show.   The drag artist and cabaret entertainer, Miss Dixie Swallows, covered songs by Tina […]

13th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Chester le Street’s elderly enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer BBQ

Chester le Street’s elderly enjoy a Hawaiian themed summer BBQ

ALOHA from Chester le Street’s elderly during their Hawaiian themed annual summer BBQ. Colourful shirts, grass skirts and Hawaiian lei transported the Pelton Grange Care Home residents to the central Pacific archipelago – all without leaving Pelton.   Staff, families and friends joined in the jollity, including a tribute to Elvis Presley from singer Alex […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Youngsters & Elderly cycle over 200-miles for Alzheimer’s

Youngsters & Elderly cycle over 200-miles for Alzheimer’s

YOUNG footballers and elderly care home residents covered almost 200 miles on exercise bikes as part of a charity cycling challenge in Chester le Street. Among the participants was 75-year-old Margaret Waggitt, a lifelong keen cyclist from Pelton Grange Care Home, Front Street.   Margaret clocked up almost two miles in one sitting, followed by […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

CHESTER-le-Street resident Ava Dodd has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at Pelton Grange Care Home. Born on the brink of WW1, Ada has lived in Great Lumley all her married life, only moving to the Front Street based care home in May 2014.   She married at 22 to William ‘Billy’ Dodd. […]

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