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Lulworth House wins big in Nellsar trolley competition

Winners of the Most Glamorous Trolleys category

Lulworth House Residential Care Home is delighted to have won ‘The Most Glamorous Trolleys’ 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 Lulworth’s trolleys were judged the most glamorous.

The Home entered two trolleys. Their first was a specially decorated American sweets trolley, used at a Hollywood party they held at their Home. It featured a cut out of the Statue of Liberty and signs pointing to different famous locations such a Hollywood and Central Park (and the toliets!). It was packed full of American sweets, crisps, pretzels and popcorn for residents to enjoy. Their second trolley was inspired by one of their residents; “‘Why the 1920s?’ you may ask; it is one of our ladies 100th birthdays this week so we thought we would focus on the year she was born!”. The trolley is a real tribute to the roaring 20s!

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!