Willow Wood’s two ‘Light Up A Life’ dedication services have now taken place and, as always, were both uplifting and emotional as hundreds gathered to remember loved ones.
For the first time this year the Book of Memories has been available online, and many in our community have left messages of love and remembrance. The Book will remain open for the rest of this year and throughout 2019 so that dedications can be revisited at other special times, such as birthdays and anniversaries.
We know that this will bring comfort to many: indeed, by leaving the Book open dedications can be made at significant dates throughout the year. It’s also good to know that as you remember your loved ones, you are at the same time helping those who need our care. A £10 gift will pay for a patient’s meals for one day, £25 will pay for an hour of complementary therapy and £50 would gift a full half hour of nursing care in our in-patient unit. What a wonderful way to honour that unique and special person.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped and supported ‘Light Up A Life’ this year, and we invite you to view your dedications by visiting www.willowwood.info .
So, as we say farewell to 2018, the invariably cold month of January always seems a dark and dismal time after the parties and celebrations of New Year. That’s why it’s good to have something different to look forward to, and Willow Wood’s latest FOODS AROUND THE WORLD – IN TAMESIDE & GLOSSOP which takes place on 30 January 2019, certainly fits the bill.
For the latest stop on our culinary cruise we’re visiting South Africa, with a very tasty meal at the Cask & Kitchen in Glossop. There’ll be Biltong nibbles on arrival, skewers of Boerewars (spiced farmer’s sausage) and Pap (cornmeal with a tomato and onion sauce) as a starter and then a choice of Bobotie (fruity Cape Malay curry) or Oxtail Potijie (slow roasted Afrikaans stew).
Elaine McConnell, event organiser, said: “I do love organising the ‘Foods around the World’ trips. They always have such a great atmosphere and this one should be really special. Few of us have probably been to South Africa, so it’s an opportunity to sample their distinctive dishes, and at just £22 per person it’s a very affordable treat.”
If you’d like to be part of this gastronomic journey you can book online at www.willowwood.info, or contact the fundraising department on 0161 330 7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.