Magic Table Proves ‘Magical’ for Clients

We had a demonstration of TovertafelUK’s ‘Magic Table’ here this morning. John from TovertafelUK showed clients the fun that could be had playing the games from the magic box. As well as providing fun, clients were interacting over the games, as well as using cognitive skills and being physically active.

The games, which are projected onto a table, included sweeping up leaves, keeping tops spinning, painting and Splat the Mole! We are currently looking into ways of funding a Magic Table.

Valerie and Nesta having fun passing the ball on the Magic Table

No Safe-Crackers at Chancery House!

Despite numerous attempts by day care clients and visitors at our first Coffee & Cake Morning, no-one was able to crack the WessexFM safe code this morning to win £100 in shiny new £10 notes.

We did, however, have many thrilled raffle prize winners! In addition to the raffle prizes donated by friends of Chancery House, several prizes were donated by local businesses in Bridport to whom we are extremely grateful for their support. These include Frampton’s Butchers, Waterstones and Bridport Foot Health Clinic. WessexFm also kindly provided us with prizes for the raffle.

It was a wonderful atmosphere at Chancery House this morning and we were delighted to see friends old and new attend. One particular favourite of everyone’s was our little friend Robbie – a very well behaved pupster!

We would also like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to several friends and supporters of Chancery House who very kindly baked cakes, scones and sausage rolls, and who also helped out making the coffees.

Thanks also for Vicki and James of WessexFM for taking charge of the safe cracking. They were certainly kept on their toes by several of our visitors! Vicki was also one of the prize winners in the raffle.

Our next Coffee & Cake Morning will be on Friday 3rd November from 10 12 noon, and then on the first Friday of each month. Again, there will be prizes to be won! Do put the date in your diary. We look forward to seeing you.

Bridget with Vicki from WessexFM

Bridget is trying to crack the safe code and is pictured  with Vicki from WessexFM


Coffee & Cake Morning – Latest!

We will be holding our first “Coffee & Cake Morning” on Friday 6th October from  10 a.m. to 12 noon. Everyone is welcome.

To get the party going WessexFM will be in attendance and running their ‘Crack the Safe’ competition to win £100 cash. There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by local shops including Framptons of Bridport.

Chancery House’s Chair of Trustees, Barbara Vousden, said “One of the aims of the ‘Coffee & Cake Morning’ is to get more people in to see what we can offer at Chancery House – either for themselves or for elderly family members, friends or neighbours. The numbers of day care clients attending Chancery House, either for care or companionship, is declining and we are finding it extremely difficult to balance the books and are in real danger of having to close.

We hope that this will be the first of many ‘Coffee & Cake’ mornings which will take place on the first Friday of each month. All the delicious cakes will be homemade by trustees, staff and friends of Chancery House.”

Office Safe


Breaking News – The Bingcows at Chancery House

The Bingcows will be coming to Chancery House on Friday 20th October and will be giving a performance at 1 p.m. Anyone over 55 who has served in the armed forces is most welcome to join us. More details to follow!

The Bingcows will be performing at Broadoak Village Hall later that evening as part of the Artsreach programme.

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Coffee & Cake Morning

Starting on Friday 6th October, the first Friday of each month will be a Coffee & Cake Morning at Chancery House. Everyone over 55 is welcome to join us to enjoy home made cake with their coffee (or tea). All we ask is a donation to Chancery House.

For our first Coffee & Cake Morning on 6th October we will be joined by Wessex FM who will be running games and competitions, so there will be lots of prizes to be won! Do come along and take part.

Coffee and cake

Coffee and cake