We have been staying in!
Like everyone else, residents at Fenners have been adapting to a new routine and pace of life.
People are missing their regular offsite activities and places of work, and also the opportunity to pop out for shopping or a drink. Residents are also missing seeing friends and family.
We have been busy engaging in all sorts of activities in the house including lots of arts and crafts, music and baking.
Residents and staff have also been busy weeding and tidying the garden and preparing the beds for vegetable seeds and plants.
There are great advantages to living in such a rural setting where we can go on regular walks from the house to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
Residents have also shown their thanks both on a local level (to Morrisons in Diss) and on a wider level to the NHS and other keyworkers:
There have been several birthdays in the past few months, but special mention to Val who celebrated her 60th birthday on April 10th.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Richard Vere in early March. For decades, Richard, alongside his wife Jennie, was incredibly active and supportive within many areas of the local community. This included Fenners, where Richard was a ‘Friend of Fenners’ for more than 30 years. At Fenners annual fair, he could often be found running the tombola or splat the rat stall.
Though Richard is probably best remembered at Fenners for compering our ‘Carols and Mince pies’ evening. He would intersperse the carols with stories, jokes all delivered in his distinct Yorkshire accent.
We are very grateful to Richard for everything he did for Fenners over the years and he will be remembered with great fondness.
Richard Vere 1940-2020