There were big celebrations at Cameron House Care Home in Basildon as resident Bill Fredrick celebrated his 100th birthday in the run-up to Christmas.

On the day members of the care team gathered around him as he opened his official telegram from Her Majesty the Queen.

Bill, a former firefighter with the local service, spent the week celebrating at a family party and going out for a meal with his former colleagues.

Congratulations to Bill on reaching this milestone from everyone at Cameron House.

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Cameron House has been having fun raising funds for the home and Red Nose day by having a pyjama day for staff and residents. Both day and night staff have dressed in their nightwear to celebrate comic relief!

Cameron House celebrates Red Nose day

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Cameron House held its summer fete on Saturday 14th July 2018. Residents, Relatives, staff and visitors enjoyed a great selections of stalls and games. The excellent summer weather made for a fantastic day and a suitable sum was raised for our comfort fund. Our residents were involved both in setting up the event and in the running of some of the stalls. Refreshments were provided including Burgers and Hot Dogs as well as cakes, Hot & Cold Drinks. Games included play your cards right, Hook a duck and the usual tombolo and Raffle

We would like to thank everyone who helped with donations and gave up their time to help. A big thank you to a number of local businesses for their donations of prizes.

For National Care Open Day on Friday 19th June, local Mayor Councillor Don Morris and MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Stephen Metcalfe, stopped by Cameron House for some cakes and conversation. Pictured above are residents Joyce, Jean and Juliette with Don and Stephen.

The cake stall provided everyone with a little bite to eat and to add an element of fun to the day, Cameron House had arranged for one of their entertainers known as ‘Trevor the cowboy’ to perform some rodeo-style dancing. He put everyone in a good mood and one of the residents, Jean, enjoyed it in particular. She said, “It was a very enjoyable day and the entertainment was nice”.

The performance got everyone together and chatting even more and the visitors both expressed a keen interest in the work Cameron House do to keep the residents feeling at home and in high spirits. “They were really impressed with the efforts the staff put in”, said Ian Jones, Administrator at the home.

It’s great to see this open day event creating opportunities for homes to gain recognition from local communities for the excellent work they are consistently carrying out.

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