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Company News, Alder House, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Welcoming the Sherrie of Nottingham

Alder House Care Home in Nuthall recently invited Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson to a Medieval themed open day, joint with Acer Court Care Home.  Both homes prepared for the event by decorating with medieval themed banners, balloons and props. Our staff and some residents even dressed up in fancy dress for the event as well!

The buffet banquet was prepared by our very own culinary team. We had Alder House version of a hog roast with pork, stuffing and apple sauce cobs, chicken drumsticks, salad and other buffet food including delicious cakes and a variety of beer and wine too. We even had a taste of mead.

Sherrie and the residents had a go at Archery, watched a falconry display, staff were put in the stocks, including Jeremy, our Home Manager and Emma, our Regional Manager! Everyone got involved and had tons of fun!


The official Robin Hood and Maid Marion came to visit us and spent time with Sherrie talking to the residents and answering their questions. Louise, one of our Kitchen assistants wrote a ‘this is your life’ poem about Sherrie and read it to her on the day before Sherrie autographed her cookbook for us.

One of our residents Kath Gee said “It was a really good day, the birds and owls were lovely, the black and white one came onto my hand! The food was great and the entertainment was good too. It was really funny when the staff were throwing wet sponges at the Manager and everyone was laughing.”

Home Manager, Jeremy Dignum was very proud to invite Sherrie Hewson to the event, saying “It was a wonderful event where everyone came together to make it more of a success than we could ever have hoped or imagined, everyone embraced the theme and welcomed Sherrie into the Alder House family. We had fabulous weather and everyone had the opportunity to go outside and this made the day complete.”

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Medieval Open Day, it was a huge success!