Howdy Partners!!...
We woke to grey skies and rain, lots of rain, but by mid-morning the sun came out and so began a glorious Summers's day.
The garden - Mike's Ranch- was filled with aromatic smell of the BBQ, Hot Dogs, home-made Burgers and Spiced Chicken for everyone, all cooked by the Ranch Leader, Simon- our Head Chef.
John & Angie, our lovely Duo, dressed up as Cowboys and sang a Country & Western Set they had put together just for our party.
Our residents sat on the patio and under the events tent, wearing cowboy hats, Sheriff badges and even Indian feathers, we were delighted to see residents who had not attended events before joining in the fun. The visiting children filled the with laughter and bubbles, playing Net the Duck, Tin Can Alley, and Horseshoe Hoopla, and many other games.
The Garden Room became Mike's Saloon for the afternoon, serving Pimms, cold drinks and alcohol!
Nick & Sarah arrived with their Ice-Cream van, serving cups of tea and ice-cream to everyone.
A special visitor arrived...Pinkie the Shetland Pony. As her owner Zoe lead Pinkie in to the garden you could hear the gasps of surprise - a pony in the garden!! The residents stroked and patted the very gentle pony, many wanting to see her time and time again. The residents who could not attend were not left out as Pinkie visited them in their rooms as well!
the day was so much fun for residents, families, friends and staff, socialising and relaxing together. a big THANK YOU to them all. The Raffle we held raised £155 which will go towards the Residents Fund.
So, A final YE HAW! for a wonderful Wild West experience.
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Irene BossJanuary, 2019

“I couldn't wish for better care. Staff treat my husband as a friend and not just another patient.
Always there for me with support when needed.”

Peter PhillipsAugust, 2018

“Mum was living in St Michaels for just short of five years.
During her time there she received a very good standard of care.
The home was cleaned to a high standard.
The staff from top to tail showed respect whilst being cheerful and considerate.
Thank you.
Well done all.”

Corinne ElmesJune, 2017

“My father-in-law was admitted to St Michael's Care in April 2017. He had very complex and sometimes very difficult needs but our worries soon evaporated with the professionalism and kindness of all the staff. Not only did the staff care for him with respect and dignity they also reassured and involved us with every step of his care and forward planning. I cannot stress enough the kindness and patience shown by the staff. Thank you.”