Last Thursday was the Ryefield Court race night! And what a night it was. There was a great atmosphere here in our home, with residents and the local community all having a good giggle.
It was all to play for, with some brilliant prizes up for grabs – Gerry was happy to win his luxury hot chocolate, and some of our residents’ family members were lucky enough to go home with some prizes too!
In fact, the race night was so good, everyone’s already asking when the next one will be! Keep an eye out for future event announcements and be sure to join us at the next Ryefield Court race night.
The start of September sees autumn’s arrival, and we’re embracing this cosy season with three wonderful events here in our home.
On Thursday 5th September, we’re starting things off with Gary Roman’s Legend Show – this show involves Gary performing the greatest legends’ songs, including well-loved favourites from Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and Johnny Cash! Get ready for a night full of singing and dancing.
Next up on 12th September is the Ryefield Race Night! We’re pulling out all the stops for a fun-filled evening of exciting races on a big screen here in our home. Come along and join in the fun, complete with ‘fun money’, and place your bets! Prizes will be given to the winners of the races, so it’s all to play for…
On Thursday 19th September, we’re bringing back our popular quiz night following popular demand! It’s time to get your thinking caps on as there are prizes up for grabs once again. Prepare to test your knowledge!
Please remember to RSVP to email@example.com or 01895 707106. We hope to see you soon!
Last Thursday, it was all about Connie; Connie Jane was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at eight weeks of age and struggles to move, talk, eat and swallow. We held a 007 James Bond-themed Casino Night here at Ryefield Court to help raise money for the treatment Connie needs, with everyone donating a minimum of £5 on the door.
Everyone dressed up in their most glamorous attire to place their bets with ‘fun money’ casino chips – we even had professional croupiers and multiple casino tables!
Thank you to everyone who came along – the local community and all the residents of Ryefield Court had an amazing time.
What a month we have in store for everyone here at Ryefield Court – we have five fabulous acts lined up, offering an eclectic mix of entertainment throughout the month of August and we really hope you can join us.
Gemma Louise Doyle is an international singer and she’s starting the month of August off with a bang for us! On Thursday 1st, Gemma will be here to dazzle us all with her four-octave range and extensive repertoire. It’s most certainly a show you won’t want to miss.
A week later, it’s time for Soul Night with Leslie, who’s back by popular demand. Leslie has an outstanding voice and he’s sure to give us a wonderful evening of soul music.
On Thursday 15th August, we’re excited to be hosting a Buddy Holly tribute act! Steve is an experienced professional and will be covering all Buddy’s biggest hits – get ready to sing along and be serenaded.
The Thursday after, we’re going back in time with Chris… having performed for over 65 years, Chris has a wealth of experience and this will shine through in his saxophone and clarinet performance of songs from the 1920s all the way through to the 1950s.
We’re rounding the month off with a firm favourite here at Ryefield Court – we’re welcoming back Georgi Barratt who came to our Hillingdon home back in November and gave us a trip down memory lane. Performing songs including ABBA and the Carpenters hits, it’ll be a great evening once again.
If you’d like to come along, please let us know – simply RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 01895 707106. As always, our events are free of charge and include refreshments. Food choices are subject to change.
We can't wait for July's events, as all four are going to be absolutely fantastic. We're kicking things off on Independence Day - 4th July - with John Paul; he'll be here performing his legendary American Songbook!
The following week, prepare yourselves for a night of singing and dancing, as you're sure to want to get up and join in at our '50s, '60s and '70s night with Gary.
On 18th July, we're holding a Bollywood Dance Show & Workshop with Katie Alyce, a professional dancer and instructor. She'll be performing a mix of Bollywood dance routines, followed by an interactive dance workshop.
To finish the month on a high, we're holding a 007 James Bond-themed Casino Royale here at Ryefield Court to raise money for Connie Jane. Connie struggles to move, talk, eat and swallow as a result of spinal muscular atrophy, and all that we raise on the night will go towards the pioneering gene therapy treatment that Connie so desperately needs.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or 01895 707106. As always, our events are completely free of charge and complimentary refreshments are included.
As part of National Carers Week that ran from 10th – 16th June, we held a charity auction and BBQ on 13th June to raise money for Hillingdon Young Carers. The new Mayor of Hillingdon – Cllr David Yarrow – came to show his support, along with the Mayoress, Mary O’Connor MBE.
It was great to see Hillingdon Young Carers here at Ryefield Court, as the day was all about raising money to help send them to Wembley! With the rain coming down, we hired a marquee for the BBQ – we served burgers, sausages, chicken, Greek salad and much more.
The auction was a huge success, with a wide variety of Lots up for grabs and we managed to raise an incredible £815! Thank you to everyone who came, who donated Lots and who made such generous bids.
We couldn’t let the 75th anniversary of D-Day pass by without something special, so we went on a trip to the Battle of British Bunkers. A new exhibition launched at the visitor centre to mark this significant date; the display sheds light on the significant role of the Bunker and No. 11 Group during D-Day on 6th June 1944 in planning and directing tactical air operations.
The Ryefield Court residents found it really interesting but rather emotional exploring the history of the site in Uxbridge during that time, finding out about the wartime experiences of individuals based at the Bunker and learning about the organisation of the Combined Control centre to coordinate Allied fighter operations.
We rounded off the day with a visit from Cheryl King, a top vocal entertainer. Cheryl loves getting out amongst the audience, interacting and creating a wonderful atmosphere, taking you right back in time!