Yorkshire Care Home Residents Enjoy The Great Storytelling of Roald Dahl With Local Nursery Children

The Thistle Hill Care Centre had a treat in store for their resident bookworms on September 13th as residents all joined in to celebrate the wonderful work of Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl Day celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest storytellers of all time. The prolific writer is known for penning many popular children’s books including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, James and the Giant Peach to name but a few. He also wrote many books and short stories for adults, often with a twist in the tale. His books have been translated into 58 different languages and have sold well over 200 million copies worldwide.

Mark Shelton, Activities Coordinator at The Thistle Hill Care Centre celebrated some of the most cherished and well known Roald Dahl stories. Our lounge area was decorated in the theme of Willy Wonka’s famous Chocolate Factory. Residents were joined by local children from the Red Kite Nursery for a story reading and discussing their favorite Roald Dahl books, reading his poetry: Revolting Rhymes, Dirty Beasts or Rhyme Stew.

Mandy Scott, General Manager at the Thistle Hill Care Centre, said: “We have many book lovers living here and they have agreed that Roald Dahl was an exceptional story teller. Everyone really enjoyed talking about their favourite characters from his books.”

Millie, a resident said, “I remember reading Roald Dahl’s books when I was growing up and then reading them to my children and grandchildren and they are still as popular today, he really was so incredibly gifted.  My absolute favourite of his is the Thistle Hill Care Centre because I just love the characters and the way the story unfolds.”

The Thistle Hill Care Centre is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. The Thistle Hill Care Centre provides nursing care, residential care, respite care. 

For more information please contact Mandy Scott, General Manager at The Thistle Hill Care Centre on 01423 869200 or thistlehill@barchester.com 

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