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Abbotsleigh wins big in Nellsar trolley competition

Winners of the Most Cheery Trolley category

Abbotsleigh Care Home is delighted to have won ‘The Most Cheery Trolley’ category in a recent ‘Tart Up Your Trolley’ competition.

At the end of last month, Recreation and Well-Being Manager Viv Stead launched a competition for staff across Nellsar’s 13 Care Homes to ‘tart up their trolleys’.

During this period of lockdown, Viv thought staff could have a bit of fun and see who could use their creativity to ‘Tart up their trolley’! If teams didn’t have an activities trolley, they could improvise with whatever they had; there were no rules to the competition, the aim was simply to spread a little cheer to residents and make them smile.

Entries were submitted to Viv and she was amazed with what came in from our Homes;
“What can I say?! Once again you and your teams have absolutely blown us all away with your creativity, passion, enthusiasm and courage! I thought it would create a bit of fun in these difficult times and you have really done it with style!”

Having looked through all the entries, Viv decided that to choose a ‘top three’ out of all of the marvellous entries was just too difficult to bear, so a decision was made to award everybody a prize, and Abbotsleigh’s trolley was judged the most cheery. Judges loved the colourful design, which used lots of different textures and drew from nature with its bees, butterflies and flowers.

The Home will receive £50 for their Residents Fund, some bubbles and a winner’s certificate.

A huge ‘well done’ to all the staff and residents who took part in the competition – it certainly has lifted everyone’s spirits!


Abbotsleigh's trolley entry