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August Events at Ryefield Court
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 reception@ryefieldcourt.com or 01895 707106. As always, our events are free of charge and include refreshments. Food choices are subject to change.

July Events at Ryefield Court
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 reception@ryefieldcourt.com or 01895 707106. As always, our events are completely free of charge and complimentary refreshments are included.
Hillingdon Young Carers Auction and BBQ
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.

Marking 75 years since D-Day
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!

June Events at Ryefield Court
This coming month, we have all sorts planned here at Ryefield Court, and we really hope you can come along and join in the fun.

We’re kicking things off with a celebration of the 75th D-Day Anniversary, and we’re doing so with a 1940s show! Cheryl King is a top vocal entertainer and loves getting out amongst the audience, interacting and creating a wonderful atmosphere, taking you right back in time! Dressed up in full army uniform, Cheryl will perform music from Vera Lynn, the Andrews Sisters and a whole host of other great hits from the 1940s. This will be a great night of entertainment, so be sure to come on down, sing along and reminisce with Cheryl.

On 13th June in the middle of Carers Week, we’re hosting a charity auction night and BBQ in aid of young carers. Carers Week aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, recognise the contribution they make to society and offer access to much-needed support. We’re contributing by raising money to send Hillingdon Young Carers to Wembley – and we need your help! Come along to our charity auction night to bid on all sorts of fantastic high-value prizes, including a three-course Fine Dining experience for up to eight people here in our private dining room at Ryefield Court! We really hope to see you at what’s sure to be a fantastic event for an incredibly worthwhile cause.

The next week, we’re welcoming back Nik Stoter, who will be performing favourites from the ’50s and ’70s for us, featuring huge hits from stars including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole – are you ready to sing and dance along? We certainly hope so!

We’re rounding off the month with Elkie’s jazz and swing show! Elkie is a lively and engaging performer, a seasoned pro with years of experience, and her professional highlights include singing for famous clients such as Richard Branson, Chris Evans, Jamie Oliver and the King of Sweden! This fab show includes some of the great classic hits including Hit the Road Jack, The Candy Man, Sway, Lady is a Tramp, Route 66 and many more. Come along and join in the fun – this is most certainly a show you won’t want to miss.

If you would like to come and join us at Ryefield Court this June for our brilliant evening entertainment, please pop us an email to reception@ryefieldcourt.com or call us on 01895 707106 to let us know you’re coming along. As always, everything is completely free of charge, including refreshments!

A warm welcome to Clare!
We’re delighted to say that back in March, Clare Livingstone joined the Ryefield Court team as home manager – we’d like to extend an incredibly warm welcome to Clare and can’t wait to see how the home evolves and develops for the benefit of both residents and staff under her leadership.

Our wonderful home here in Hillingdon is lucky to have her and we’re sure the future’s very bright. We’re already noticing differences for the better and hope that you are too, and we’re always open to feedback and suggestions, so please don’t be afraid to pass your comments on to Clare or another team member.

Back in 2008, Clare began her career in this industry as a carer and over the course of the following eight years, she worked her way up to become a home manager, gaining levels 2, 3 and 5 in Health and Social Care along the way, as well as completing a year-long course in Management. Fast forward a few years and here we are today.

It’s always an interesting time when a new manager comes into a home, and we’re seeing it as a great opportunity to improve in any way we can.

A few words from Clare: “I’m so pleased to be part of the team here at Ryefield Court – it’s a fantastic opportunity and my aim is to have happy residents, family members and staff. Come and say hello next time you pop in!”

Visit to the Royal Albert Hall
On 9th May, many of the residents here at Ryefield Court went on a trip to the Royal Albert Hall for Afternoon Coffee Club, where everyone enjoyed a slice of cake and a cup of tea or coffee in the Elgar Room. It was a fantastic event, with an intimate live opera performance from British baritone Maciek O’Shea with pianist Waiyin Lee; the pair performed a varied repertoire of popular opera, songs from the stage and screen and singalong classics. It was such a lovely trip out!

Trip to the Mayor’s Parlour
On 1st May, our residents were lucky enough to be invited by Cllr John Morgan for a ‘Mayoral visit’ at the Hillingdon Mayor’s Parlour. Cllr Ray Puddifoot was in attendance too, and everyone enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea!

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