Special events

We recognise our homes are an important part of the local and wider community they serve, and our leisure and wellness teams ensure that there is a full programme throughout the year of social events that involve local schools, colleges, businesses and organisations with whom we build partnerships and enable our residents to engage in community affairs and society.

We all have a need to be connected and have a sense of belonging; at Porthaven we are honoured that the social activities we help to plan create links between our residents and their communities, and bring different generations of people together.

Some of our special relationships include The Wallace Collection, London, one of the country’s finest national museums, who we have worked with since 2012 to enable access to great art for our residents and who train our leisure and wellness teams to present art history confidently in a fun and accessible way.

Visitors to the home are a regular part of Porthaven’s leisure and wellness programme, such as musicians, pet therapists, entertainers or local children, but every Porthaven home also hosts larger events where residents and visitors are entertained by well-known national entertainers.

Recent visitors include Adam Henson (BBC Countryfile), Angela Rippon, Eric Knowles (Antiques Roadshow), Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth (Love Your Garden) and Kyran Bracken (former England Rugby Captain).

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Some recent special events

Celebrity guest makes an appearance!

Date: 3rd April 2018

We welcomed Eric Knowles to Lavender Oaks on Thursday 22ndMarch to speak to our residents and guests about his long and fruitful career in the antiques world. As part of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt as well, Eric’s talk was full of insights and anecdotes about his most treasured finds before he valued […]

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First Celebrity Speaker at Lincroft Meadow!

Date: 9th March 2018

We hosted our first event featuring a special guest speaker on Thursday 1st March when the BBC’s Adam Henson joined us to discuss his life on the land and his work as a presenter on Countryfile! Adam gave our guests an insightful and charismatic talk on how his passion for farming came about as well […]

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Woodland Manor Welcomes Cheryl Gillan MP for Christmas Celebrations

Date: 3rd January 2018

We were delighted to welcome local MP, Cheryl Gillan, to the home to switch on our Christmas lights as part of our Christmas Choral Celebration. The appearance of the popular local MP was much anticipated amongst our residents and guests and there was a special performance of Christmas carols by the U3A choir. To the […]

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