Red Nose Day brings out artistry in Brockenhurst

Red Nose Day brings out artistry in Brockenhurst

Woodpeckers residents discover their talent at facepainting

Red nose day artistry at Woodpeckers care homeCare home residents found their artistic sides as they painted the faces and arms of staff for Red Nose Day on Friday. Team members at Colten Care's Woodpeckers home in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, including Home Manager Janie Pearman and Activity Organiser Sara Gould, came under the brush.

After ‘decorating’ both Janie and Sara with gentle watercolour designs of flowers, butterflies and even a Spitfire over the white cliffs of Dover, 91-year-old Stanley Crowe said: “I’ve never painted in my life before but I think it's all turned out fine.”

Red Nose Day activities in Brockenhurst HampshireThe sponsored paint morning was followed by a singalong session in what Janie described as a “wonderful day of fun”. As well as volunteering their faces and arms, staff were invited to dress up in red clothes.

“We all had a brilliant time raising money for Comic Relief," said Janie. "Our residents loved painting and our team needs very little encouragement to dress up!”

The Colten Care team helping residents with the Red Nose Day funOther Red Nose Day events at Colten Care homes included a singalong at Avon Reach in Mudeford with visitors from nearby All Saints Church. Staff, families and friends from the home also organised a sponsored walk from Avon Reach to Linden House care home in Lymington.

There were more singalong sessions at Abbotts Barton and St Catherines View in Winchester and at Kingfishers in New Milton.

Colten Care has a policy of linking its 20 homes’ activities programmes with fundraising for charities chosen by residents and team members.



Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the local area, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...

Colten Care Belmore Lodge Lymington  Colten Care Court Lodge Lymington  Colten Care Linden House Lymington

Colten Care's Avon Reach  Colten Care Kingfishers New Milton  Colten Care Woodpeckers Brockenhurst




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