Our gardens set to turn purple thanks to rotary donation
The gardening team at Morris Care has been presented with 400 purple crocus corms that will bring swathes of purple to their gardens and highlight the continuing fight to eradicate polio around the world.
They were presented by the Shrewsbury Rotary Club on behalf of Rotary International Global Polio Eradication Initiative, one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now Campaign. The donation marks World Polio Day (Monday, October 24).
The corms are being planted at Radbrook Nursing Home and Isle Court Nursing Home in Shrewsbury and will flower in the spring. The crocus corms will all be purple, matching the colour of the dye painted on the fingers of children who have been immunised.
Margaret Thrower, President of The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury presented the corms to Morris Care Gardener James Glennon with Rotarians David Clegg and Alan Copplestone.
Margaret Thrower said: “Each year, members of the Rotary Club plant thousands of purple crocus corms around the country to highlight our continuing fight to eradicate polio around the world.
“We are delighted to be adorning these lovely gardens at Radbrook Nursing Homes and we look forward to seeing them in full bloom in spring for residents to enjoy.”
“This year, our Rotary Club will be distributing 4,000 corns to various organisations throughout the Shrewsbury area and we look forward to seeing the colourful results in the spring.”Back to news
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Our Love2Care Award Winners Revealed
Six outstanding employees from our Nursing Homes across Shropshire and Cheshire were celebrated at our first annual awards ceremony, the Love2Care Awards on Wednesday 2nd November at our Welsh Bridge Head Office in Shrewsbury.
Over the last year, 160 members of staff were nominated by their peers for a Love2Care award. After a challenging selection process, judges announced six outstanding winners who they felt truly embodied Morris Care’s values.
At the lunchtime event, the winners were presented with engraved awards, flowers and £500 by Robin and Chris Morris.
Morris Care’s Chief Executive Lucy Holl said: “Today was a true celebration of our six winners who have really shone this year. More than 25% of our 600 strong team received nominations and it was very humbling to read them. I would, however, like to take this occasion to also extend a genuine thank you to every member of our staff for their outstanding contribution. Each of you makes a difference to the lives of those who live with us in our homes.”
We’re featured in Her Majesty’s Official Platinum Jubilee Book
We are delighted and proud that Morris Care was selected to feature in what has to be the most glorious royal book published about Her Majesty the Queen.
The magnificent Jubilee hardback publication, Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album features more than 200 photographs of The Queen’s 70 year reign and features a page on Shrewsbury’s 152 year old Morris family business and its Morris Care group of nursing homes.
Morris Care team win national Leader in Care Award
Morris Care has triumphed at the national Leader in Care Awards 2021, which were held at the National Conference Centre Birmingham last night (Wednesday 13th October).
The team won Business Initiative of the Year, with judges recognising its creative approach to supporting residents and staff and commitment to quality care