The Christmas whist and raffle made £419
Flower arranging demonstration with resident florist Liz
From something simple to grace any kitchen
To something a little more spectacular in the time allocated
Visit from Brentwood Lodge Day Centre
Friday 28th July Brentwood Lodge Day Centre came to visit us and join us for lunch in the New Restaurant.
The afternoons' entertainment was supplied by Margaret Brown pianist from Leyburn.
A great singalong was had by all.
The overwhelming response from the Brentwood gang was when can we come again?
March 9th 2006
Whist drive returns to Sycamore.
Every second Wednesday evening at 7.30.
March 7th 2006
Because of Christine's long and happy connections with Sycamore Close she was invited to a photo shoot and to have a go at giving a helping hand with the demolition of her old home.
Christine said the day was tinged with a little sadness as the end of the remaining buildings were to come down and Sycamore Close would be no more.
Posing for the official photograph
The Entertainers - Magic come to Sycamore 26th February
Valentines Party - Wednesday 15th February
The Last Supper
The day centre clients from Sycamore Close moved into their new day
centre room in Sycamore Hall on Friday 13th January.
It is really nice and has a lovely big room with lots of room for visitors.
We are eating our lunch in the new dining room but until the second phase is complete we are still having our meals made at High Hall and transporting them across to the Sycamore Hall.
The last residents moved into Sycamore Hall on Friday 20th January
Wednesday 25th May - Hotters Shoes sale Sycamore Close Day Centre
Friday 20th May - New Community mini-bus arrives
Wednesday 18th May - Happy 80th Birthday Dorothy Photos
First Printing Session at Sycamore Close
Well here we are at last, after a hard slog finally collating and printing our very own newsletter with state of the art computer equipment at Sycamore Close.
In the past we have had to rely on having the newsletter being printed at Woodhall by Angela.
It has taken a lot of work and fundraising but I'm sure you'll agree well worth it.
Keyboard was donated by Performance Computers Richmond.
Mr Brian Kershaw kindly came along to help and advise.
Mr Jim Waterworth was in the hot seat but coped very well.
HERE IT COMES
First pages rolling off the press
"Hit it a bit harder Stan."
"What a load of rubbish, I'll be here all night trying to staple these together. They need to get themselves a decent stapler."
The finished article. Well done everyone.
Film Around Richmondshire
A Mobile Cinema Experience
Ready and waiting for SEABISCUIT (PG)
A big thank you to Trevor and his good lady for all their hard work. Our day centre room is not an easy place to set up a mobile cinema on a big scale. The word that springs to mind is CHALLENGING.
This screen was the smallest they do. The other one is 12 feet by 9 feet.
Check out Film Around Richmondshire. Why not book a show.
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From everyone at Sycamore Day Centre we wish you a HAPPY EASTER
Easter activites at Sycamore Day Centre began on Wednesday 16th March with making Easter Bonnets for the ladies and hats for the gentlemen, and then lining up for a rogues gallery photo.
Friday the 18th March was an egg and bunny hunt in and around Sycamore Close. Dolly and Barbara found the most hidden chicks, eggs and rabbits, but the two large golden bunnies were found by Margaret Cotton and with a lot of rouging, Mary Johnson.
Easter festivites finished on Wednesday the 23rd March with our resident and award winning flower arranger Liz Allen.
The Easter photographs were all printed off on our new all singing and dancing printer and distributed to members. Finally all the stunning floral arrangements and planters were auctioned off to the highest bidders. All the proceeds went to our ammenity fund.
The production line 11th March
We are very busy again. At this time of year we do quite a lot of plant production. We have a good reputation for producing quality plants.
New seasons six pack pansies available 30th March.
The Pampered Chef Louise Handley from Askrigg
Louise Handley gave a fascinating and very interesting talk and demonstration of some super and time saving catering products.
I think everyone was fascinated by the croissant pastry Louise produced from a cardboard roll and then proceeded to unroll the perforated pastry and use it to make a superb Ham and Apple Ring.See photos The pastry is available from Tescos chill cabinet.
We decided to purchase several items for use in the Sycamore Close kitchen. A single-handed, double-ended rolling pin with pastry pricker. A product to make mince pies, tarts etc. easy, peasy. No more flouring, rolling or cutting, We also bought a chopping thingy, again which can be used single-handedly and there is a lid on the bottom to stop the chopped bits from flying about.
Can you imagine our chutney making sessions next year? We will be able to make twice as much with the time we will save. Who said this place was a workhouse?
Louise held a raffle and there were two winners. Mrs Atkinson from Hawes and Stan Brook from Sycamore.
Many thanks Louise for a super afternoon which we all enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon. Louise has agreed to come back and do the puddings course with us.
If anyone is interested in hosting a party Louise can be contacted on Telephone 01969 650501
Christmas Eve party
Mr Edgar Dakin one of our members from Askrigg
kindly agreed to do Santa duties for us. He brought a sack of presents.
22nd December Our Christmas dinner at Sycamore Close.
Let the festivites begin.
Three ladies dancing.
Our Christmas Dinner at The Crown Hawes 17th December
Stans presentation at County Hall
Stan Brook won third prize for his entry into
the County Care Christmas Card Competition.
Stan (seated) was presented with his award
by Derek Law our new Director of Social Services.
Outing to Watershed Mill Settle.
Went out for lunch and did some Christmas Shopping
Christmas comes early in Bainbridge.
Chess set made by Jack and Jim
The Annual Parochial Tea at Hawes.
The vicar Bill Simms announced that Barclays Bank are sponsoring the Parochial tea and have agreed to match pound for pound all money raised.
Mr. Norman Routh (local business man until his retirement) opened the proceedings and gave a brief reminicence of past Parochial teas.
We had another super afternoon with a lovely tea. We wons lots of prizes on the tombola, more books, new handbags for three off the bric-a-brac stall and lots of cakes and toffee to take home.
This will be the last Parochial tea to be held in November.Next year it will be held in July when the evenings are still light.