Peddling progress update – a virtual tour around all the Milkwood Care homes Day 5 and Day 6, I travelled on from Abergavenny and was accompanied for most of the time by Janet. She rode along, thinking that she could stop to do some shopping in Abergavenny, Monmouth or Chepstow, and was most disappointed that…

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A virtual tour around all the Milkwood Care homes Last year, I was talked into growing a moustache as a Movember fundraising challenge, but my sons insisted that that wasn’t enough, and talked me into a month of walking, rowing and swimming! It was worth it though, because not only did I feel fitter, but…

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We are delighted to once again be able to run Pilates – it helps to keep our minds and bodies fit! It’s a lovely way to enjoy gentle exercise and we’re pleased it’s back!

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Thanks to weekly testing, we have been able to reintroduce Dan Hines to the Lodge and begin personal training for some of the clients. Two of our boys have recommenced where they left off with Dan in March, and our newest client, Jason, has used his previous talents as a middle weight boxer to resume…

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There’s always lots going on at the Lodge. Everyone gets involved in a good mix of activities – jobs, games, keeping in touch via technology, creative sessions and of course there are meal times to look forward to!

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We’ve done a fair bit of ‘upcycling’ over the past few weeks, and the results have been pretty amazing! The garden is now dotted with new features that have been made out of old or tired items, which have been spruced up. The recycled garden was put together by our wonderful support worker, Angela Cochrane,…

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We welcomed Jason Gorrigan on 6th April 2020, from a home in Weston. From Weston, Jason came to the plains of Tutshill and life hasn’t been the same since! A middleweight boxer from Bristol, Jason came to live with us during the start of the pandemic, which was a scary time for him, but I…

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Lydnsey and Charlotte took it upon themselves to raise funds for a sensory garden to be installed at The Lodge, and lo and behold, they have successfully completed their challenge! The sensory garden has now been fully installed, with both Lydnsey and Charlotte helping out where possible (even on their days off!).   The garden…

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At the end of Summer, Tom jetted off to Majorca with carers Nathan and Kay! They spent a glorious few days in the sunshine sipping on cocktails and eating spanish cuisine.

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Bob, a resident at The Lodge attended a routine hospital appointment… that ended up to be much more exciting than planned. When he, Lorna and Kay decided to make an unplanned, spontaneous trip to visit his mother, in Cirencester… it was lucky Bob’s mum was home! It was lovely to see them together and Mrs…

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