Happy new year from us all at Braeburn. We decided to see out 2020 with a 1920’s theme! Lots of balloons, cocktails, takeaway pizza and nibbles, along with music and dancing! We had a wonderful evening. We hope this year is filled with love and laughter and much more happiness and family interactions! Thank you…

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We have thoroughly missed all the families today, but we made Braeburn Christmas very fun and special as we could. Merry Christmas near and far, and a much happier and peaceful new year!

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We had great fun getting in the festive spirit and made some delicious sweet treats for some of the residents’ families.

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To celebrate Ro’s birthday, we took the opportunity to do something a little different and had a PJ Day! Residents and staff all dressed in their favourite warm pyjamas for the day. This was to pay homage to Ro’s favourite saying, “Go back to bed and stay warm”. Ro had a wonderful day celebrating and…

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We would like to say the BIGGEST THANKYOU to Sean and Chris at The Fox and Hounds pub in Theale. They very kindly arranged a tea and cake morning just for Braeburn, opening the pub early so that we wouldn’t mix with any public members. The pub was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. We cannot…

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Beryl’s daughter sent some lovely flowers for her to enjoy. One afternoon, Ann and Beryl spent time arranging them beautifully in a crystal vase. You can see the joy on Beryl’s face and it is a wonderful example of the type of ‘one to one’ activities we do here at Braeburn Lodge. These have been…

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This year has been unprecedented for us all in so many ways. Not least because our dear residents haven’t been able to see and spend time with their loved ones.Milkwood have made it their mission to reunite families during this time whilst still ensuring COVID-19 guidelines are strictly adhered to. Our handy man, Lucien, spent…

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We always like to include some pictures from our regular pamper sessions. Seeing the hairdresser or having a manicure is such a highlight for our residents. It brings joy to them and is something special to look forward to. Tracey, our hairdresser, has been coming to see us regularly since lockdown restrictions were eased. We…

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We love the growing connections that we have made with the community around us. Part of this has been writing to another care home called Frampton House. Ourresidents received personal letters and photos from their new pen pals. It really did bring a smile to all our faces and felt very heart warming. We hope…

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I’m delighted to share with you all that the final total for my bike ride was a massive £2338.00!!!!! Thank you all so very much. Here I am at the end of my 183 mile! Robin CheesmanDirector, Milkwood Care  To donate please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Robin-Cheesman

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