Monthly Archives: July 2015


Every year there is a competition for the Birthday Lunch pairs bowling trophy.

Eight pairs played over two months each hoping they would be champions.

On Thursday 23rd July the final was played. Neil & Ray played David & Donnie, it looked like a forgone conclusion as Neil and Ray were trailing by 5 shots. Put they pulled the rabbit out of the hat and finally won by 2 Shots!

Well done to the new pairs champions.



Suzie Woodmass arrived to entertain us today.

17th July 15 members enjoyed singing along and playing our instruments. We started in Glasgow moving to Brazil, sambas, Hawaii, hulas, then down Deep South with some  Americana blues, heading back to the mid-west for a little bit of country. Robin particularly got involved, up on the floor dancing and singing. Then there was a bit of unaccompanied singing. Which reminded us of the songs the slaves would sing while picking the cotton. We went all the way round the world and home for afternoon tea.



We enjoy a little trip out and about. Tuesday 14th July was the date That was decided on to have a little run round the town. 3! Mini busses were arranged to take our members, and staff, out. We started by going up through the new houses in “Dicks Hill” many of our members had no idea what they looked like and were surprised by how good they did look. . Then it was along the Old Port Road enjoying the scenery and watching the, not so little now, lambs play fighting in the fields. Also seeing just how huge the wind turbines are when you are up closer to them. Down into Portpatrick, which sadly was not as busy as we had expected on such a sunny day. No, there was no icecream stop. Back out of the village and it was onto the back road to Sandhead. Some folks enjoying the scenery while others recounted tales of younger days spent in the area. Coming into the village from the south side,  the busses parked up and we went to Tigh-Na-Mara for lunch. The staff were excellent, very attentive and the food was oh…… Delicious! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, saying they would love to go again. Our members thought a stroll along the beach would have been lovely but unfortunately it was time for home. Thanks must go to our very competent drivers, Angela, Lyn & Chris who got us around and home safely and also to Dorothy and her fabulous staff for looking after us all so well.



We held our fundraiser summer coffee morning on Saturday 4th July. Stalls included home baking, bottle, chocolate, plant and knitting. There was a fabulous raffle too. The total amount raised was £1268 what an amazing amount! Thank you to everyone who came along to support us. We really appreciate all your help.



Earlier in the year our members had been busy making invitations, to send out to friends at Belmont Care Home and Thorneycroft Day Care. These were asking for their company at a tea dance to be held in the Day Centre on Monday 29th of June. Andrew Downie provided the music, bringing along his electric piano and everyone certainly enjoyed the dancing, a little light exercise. It was lovely having visitors along for the afternoon, to share a cuppa, cakes and a chat with. Too soon it was time to go. But the diary is being checked for another one soon.



Coronation Day Centre was in a party mood on Thursday, but there was also a sad aspect, as senior carer Margaret White was retiring. Margaret had been a carer in Coronation Day Centre for 16 years.

In May, Margaret had been taken out for Afternoon Tea at North WestCastle, a tad early, but the only day all staff could be there with her.

In the morning of her retirement she was given a card and vouchers from the staff for Henrys Bay House. Then after lunch she was presented with gifts and cards from members of Coronation Day Centre by Mairi McRobert (chairperson), Theresa Croucher and Nina McLean.

Mairi thanked Margaret for her long and constant service to Coronation Day Centre and its members saying what a great asset she had been over the years to the Centre. Margaret thanked all members for their kindness to her over the years and for her gifts and cards. Entertainment was provided by Jim Pratt with members Joining in a sing song, after which tea and cake was served.

We all wish Margaret a long and happy retirement.