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Meyer House wins big in Nellsar trolley competition

Winners of The Most Inspiring Trolley category

Meyer House Care Home is delighted to have won ‘The Most Inspiring 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 Meyer House’s trolley was judged the most inspiring.

Their entry was a poignant installation centred around VE Day, with camouflage netting and gliders, authentic newspapers, ration books, helmets, gas masks and lamps. The trolley was decorated with hand-painted rainbows and hand prints (virtual hugs!) from local children, and a nurses uniform complete with stethoscope, a heart rate monitor and hand gel. Manager Gill Redsell (aka The Captain) said,“We won the war! We will beat Covid-19 for sure!”

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!