Achievements & Activities

Since our last newsletter, we have taken part in Bressingham and Fersfield Open Gardens. Visitors from Diss and surrounding villages came and admired the raised beds in our south garden; roses, lavender, petunias and other bedding plants, as well as vegetables and fruit bushes. The vegetables the residents planted are doing well despite the heatwave, thanks to good soil and regular watering by our resident gardeners. Courgettes, tasty new potatoes, runner beans and sweetcorn have been harvested, cooked and eaten. There has also been a good crop of blackcurrants, strawberries and raspberries. Stephen is growing tomatoes in his new poly tunnel – a birthday present from his family. So we are now looking at chutney recipes to make and sell at Fenners Garden Party here on Saturday 8th September 2.00 – 4.00pm. 

There will be the usual successful mix of barbeque, tombola, raffle, cream teas and refreshments, as well as home produce. ALL WELCOME! 

Offsite daycare continues at Onward Enterprise workshop for 2 residents, Beyond the Wall (Thornham Walled Garden) for 2 and Street Forge Workshop (woodworking) for 1 resident. Horse riding with RDA continues over the summer and the gym and swimming remain options, along with occasional 10 pin bowling and Polly’s Extend classes twice a month. Barry Jones continues to visit for weekly ‘Singalong’ and drumming sessions. On the last Tuesday evening of every month, Fenners residents can choose to attend LEAF (Leisure, Entertainment, Activity and Friendship) Club at Shelfanger Village Hall, run by organisers of the former Gateway Club, Janette and John.

A BIG thank you to Jean Stone for contributing toward tickets for the Norfolk Show, residents who attended had a great day. Please see photos above.

We recently celebrated Stephen’s 60th Birthday, with a party held in the garden, with lots of guests, lovely food and cake, and thanks to Stephen’s family for music by the Dixieland Jazz Trio. 

Musical entertainment was also enjoyed recently with an evening of singing and acoustic guitar playing by Simon’s nephews Rory and Jonny – Thank you! 



Residents are being supported to choose garden furniture which is being paid for by Friends of Fenners fundraising.  

Alison’s popular Quiz Nights have raised £89 for Friends of Fenners and the next one is planned for Saturday 20th October at Bressingham Village Hall.  

Many thanks to your friends from Beyond the Wall who, with other residents, visitors and helpers supported our Alzheimer’s Society coffee and cupcake morning by easting what residents and staff had baked, and joining in the guessing games. Together we raised £130 



News Update: People and Changes 


Regretfully, we say goodbye and good luck to Zoe and Aly. We welcome to the caring team Eve, Lisa P and Yvette. 



Fenners Garden Party  

Saturday 8th September 2-4pm
@ Fenners Farmhouse  

Tombola, raffles, BBQ, refreshments, games, home produce.