Porthaven Care Homes is currently building a new, high quality care home in Chalfont St Peter, and looked to the pupils of a local primary school, Robertswood School, to solve the problem of what to call the new home.
A competition was set, and the pupils in Key Stage 2 enthusiastically took part. With so many interesting entries to choose from, the impressed Porthaven senior management team of John Storey, Marlyn MacDougall and Sean Kime had a tough time settling on the name. But from a shortlist of three, one stood out – ‘Woodland Manor’ was chosen as the name for the new care home, and the winning entry was submitted by Hettie Ridout.
Hettie’s winning suggestion will now be widely publicised as the Porthaven Care Group prepares to create awareness of this, its newest location and care option for those in the local community.
Hettie was awarded a £50 Toys ‘r’ Us voucher, just in time for Christmas. The two lucky runners-up, George Monger and Harvey Wonnacott, were awarded a £25 gift voucher each.
Robertswood School was also given £100 worth of book tokens as thanks from Porthaven for coordinating the challenge with their pupils.
Sean Kime, Commercial Director for Porthaven commented:
“Well done Hettie and Robertswood! At Porthaven, we always look to the heart of the communities that we serve. Families are important to all of us and it is fantastic for us to be involved with Robertswood School in this way, and we hope that this relationship will continue into the future.”
Top Image - Back row left to right; Robert Sharratt (Porthaven Building Director), Eddie Richings (Robertswood Headmaster), Georgina Watts (Porthaven Home Manager). Front row left to right; George Monger (Year 6), Hettie Ridout (Year 4) and Harvey Wonnacott (Year 5), all from Robertswood School