Christmas comes early to Wickmeads!

1st December 2010

From Left to Right

Barbara Knight (seated) sells her home made truffles and fudge. Her daughter Cheryl (standing) is a Care Team Manager at Wickmeads.

Wickmeads resident Peggy Phillips and staff member Maureen Habgood enjoy the festive produce stall.

Pamela Dunkley and her son Peter run the second-hand book stall. Pamela’s mother has been a resident of Wickmeads for six years.


Christmas came early at Wickmeads residential care home when they hosted their popular Christmas Bazaar at the end of November.

The event has so far raised £550 for the amenity fund, which provides outings, activities and entertainment for the home’s residents.

Right from the start Wickmeads buzzed with a festive atmosphere. Residents, staff, relatives and friends had all worked hard to make the event a success and visitors braved the cold to support the many stalls selling home-made seasonal produce, books and gifts and hoping for a win on the tombola or raffle.

“Historically, Wickmeads has always had a lot of support from the community and from businesses like Boots and Asda. The staff certainly work hard to make sure it is a success and that the residents enjoy the occasion,” says home manager Karen Taylor. “I was amazed at the generosity of the gifts we received to either sell or use as raffle or tombola prizes!”

Wickmeads is one of 16 residential care homes operated in Dorset by Poole-based Care South, a major provider of high quality residential and home care in the south of England.