Newmarket Day centre CIO

PROVIDING FOOD, FUN & FRIENDSHIP TO ALL IN THE COMMUNITY OVER THE AGE OF 50 YRS

 

Meet the team

 

Veronica Fixe

Veronica Fixe

 

Hi, my name is Veronica Fixe. I am the Care Co-ordinator at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I support, signpost and care for others. I am responsible for overseeing the care and support of the clients attending the centre.

 

My hobbies include Reading, walking, cleaning and spending quality time with my family.

 

One interesting fact about me is that I am a trained Otago instructor. I arrange and run the Otago classes here at the Day Centre. (If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it) As Abraham Lincoln once said – its not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years.

 

What my job means to me…….

It is not just my job I love; it is the people I care for and those I help, support, advise and signpost that gives me the greatest satisfaction, learning from others and just being there for others.

 

A personal message to the team……

It’s all of you that make me happy, makes me who I am and makes me strive to be the best I can be. So, to you all, I thank you for making me feel the way I do, without you I wouldn’t be me. Much love.

Leigh Stephenson

Leigh Stephenson

 

Hi, my name is Leigh Stephenson. I am the at The Administration and Publicity Co-ordinator at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I look after all our clients accounts, send out invoices, make the magazines and organise publicity events.

 

My hobbies include Sewing, Walking and the Theatre.

 

One interesting fact about me is that for 30 years I worked backstage in theatres up and down the country.

 

What my job means to me…….

It is the chance to combine my admin and organisational skills with opportunity to see daylight each day – not something that happens when you work in the Theatre.

 

A personal message to everyone……….

Remember it will all be alright in the end – If it is not yet alright, it is not yet the end.

Laura evans

Laura Evans

 

Hi, my name is Laura Evans. I am the Front of House Supervisor at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I am responsible for the day to day running of the new Orangery café/bar

 

My hobbies include reading my Kindle, cooking and most importantly, looking after my fiancé, his 2 teenagers and our dog.

 

One interesting fact about me is that after struggling with my own mental health for 20+ years, I am now trained as the mental health champion at The Day Centre.

 

What my job means to me…….

This being a new role in a new venture is very exciting for me. It is a new challenge and I still get to work with the team that I have grown to love as well as the clients that all hold a special place in my heart.

 

A personal message to the clients……

I can not wait to see you all in the Orangery and to serve you food and drinks as well as getting to know new people.

Sue Clarke

Sue Clarke

 

Hi, my name is Sue Clarke. I am the hairdresser at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I do all you lovely ladies and gents’ hair. I also help the rest of the team wherever I can.

 

My hobbies include Reading, walking and cooking.

 

One interesting fact about me is that I used to teach line dancing.

 

What my job means to me…….

I love my job, not only doing hair but also chatting to everyone too.

 

A personal message to the salon clients…….

Written during lockdown - I miss you all lots and can not wait to catch up with you.

Kim Hart

Kim Hart

 

Hi, my name is Kim Hart. I am the cook at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I work in the kitchen, preparing and cooking the meals which we provide to our customers.

 

My hobbies include cake decorating, crossword, puzzles and DIY.

 

One interesting fact about me is that I have 1 granddaughter.

 

What my job means to me…….

I feed lots of people and this makes me happy.

 

A personal message to everybody……

Life is like a marshmallow.

Kelly Bozward

Kelly Bozward

 

I am the Kitchen assistant at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I am responsible for the preparation of sandwiches and salads. Cleaning and washing dishes and assisting with anything else requested of me.

 

My hobbies include decorating, bike rides, walking and just spending time with my 5 children.

 

One interesting fact about me is that I am a good mum and a reliable member of the team.

 

What my job means to me…….

I get the chance to meet new people and I love to watch the clients enjoy their time at The Day Centre. I also enjoy the unpredictability that each day brings.

 

A personal message to all my colleagues…….

Thank you for having me and I enjoy every moment being here.

Kirsti Dare

Kirsti Dare

 

Hi, my name is Kirsti Dare. I am the activities co-ordinator and a member of the care team at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I organise event days and daily activities along side providing care and support to the clients of the day centre.

 

My hobbies include walking, reading, cleaning, running around after my children and being "mum's taxi".

 

One interesting fact about me is that I have 3 children and 2 dogs that take up most of my time outside of work.

 

What my job means to me…….

I love looking after other people and it makes me feel good.

 

A personal message to our clients…...

Written during lockdown – I miss you all and I can’t wait to see you again.

Gillian Knightly

Gillian Knightly

 

Hi, my name is Gillian Knightly. I am the Receptionist and Volunteer Coordinator at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I am responsible for reception, making sure that the meals that are delivered to the community are all recorded, and volunteers are covered to do the hotplate runs.

 

My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, shopping, eating out, baking and cooking. I love to exercise.

 

One interesting fact about me is I am a mum of 2, A girl and A boy. My husband and children mean the world to me.

 

What my job means to me……. That it is important that these meals are delivered to the elderly and making sure that I make everyone feel welcome to the Day Centre. I love meeting new people.

 

A personal message to everybody…… Always be kind to each other #bekind

Karen Partridge

Karen Partridge

 

Hi, my name is Karen Partridge I am the activities and support worker at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I am responsible for making everyone welcome and enjoy their visit, helping each person with their interests and encouraging independence and participation with others.

 

My hobbies include swimming, walking my dog and crafts

 

Some interesting facts about me are that I enjoy chatting and organizing fun events, I love to help people and I have 2 beautiful daughters and a very special granddaughter.

 

What my job means to me……. I hope to achieve every day, making someone smile, laugh and feel content.

 

A personal message to the team…… One day at a time……… Welcome me to the team.

Lesley Malone

Lesley Malone

 

Hi, my name is Lesley Malone I am the general assistant at The Newmarket Day Centre. This means that I am responsible for ensuring that all departments have the help they need. I work front of house on the main floor, in the café and the kitchen. Also, anywhere else that needs assistance.

 

My hobbies include walking my dog, and spending time at my caravan with my family.

 

One interesting fact about me is I will always go out of my way to help others where I can.

 

What my job means to me……. I love my job. It means that I get to meet all of the lovely clients who come in. I enjoy chatting and helping them and hop they all enjoy spending time here with us all.

 

A personal message to the team…… I have only been working here for a few weeks but have been made to feel very welcome by all of my work colleagues. You are all amazing!!