Gracewell of Bookham Hosts Annual Heart and Soul Awards

Gracewell  |  October 22, 2020

Gracewell of Bookham hosted their annual Heart and Soul Awards on Friday 16th October. The Awards are part of a company-wide employee benefit scheme that helps to reward team members that go above and beyond to care for residents.

The event would normally take place at an external venue, organised by Gracewell Healthcare to celebrate team members from all the Gracewell homes. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, Gracewell of Bookham hosted their own awards ceremony at the home, that residents and team members were able to attend.

The morning started with some delicate music from a local harpist, followed by champagne and canapes. The dedicated in-house dining team at Gracewell of Bookham also excelled with homemade tasty treats including mini Yorkshire puddings filled with roast beef and horseradish cream.

Awards were then presented to three very worthy winners by Gracewell’s Regional Director of Operations, Bev Cardosa, and the home’s General Manager, Harry Garston. The winners this year were Florence Adams, Leonard Bralostiteanu and Marta Bagnicka. The winners were decided by the whole team and residents based on their exceptional commitment, passion and dedication to their jobs throughout Covid-19.

Residents and team members then enjoyed some socially distanced dancing to soul and R&B music. Residents also posed for some lovely pictures on the red carpet in their best outfits.

A special lunch was served at 1pm, and the dining room was specially decorated in line with the ‘black and gold’ theme of the ceremony. Each resident was gifted a personalised slate coaster as a momentum for this special occasion.

Harry Garston, General Manager at Gracewell of Bookham, said:

“We had such a lovely time celebrating the annual ‘Heart and Soul’ Awards. It is a wonderful way to recognise our team and all the amazing things they do to care for others each and every day.

“Our residents enjoyed this little ceremony so much; it was a great way to safely get everyone together to celebrate our home.”

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