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Sherwood Grange residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019


Residents at Sherwood Grange have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. 

Preparations are underway, as Sherwood Grange gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.

Care UK residents prepare to take part in RSPB birdwatch this January

Residents will be taking part in a variety of activities with feathered friends, including making seed cakes to feed the birds and, in the afternoon, enjoying a Virtual Reality ‘Flying with Birds’ session.The home has also invited Robin Hood School to join in the fun. 

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.  

Home manager, Rick Mayne, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Sherwood Grange: “The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is always a popular event here at Sherwood Grange, and preparations are underway to ensure this year is another flying success. 

“Birdwatching is an accessible activity that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy together, whether it’s spending time in the garden topping up the bird feeders, or taking the sounds and sights in from the comfort of an armchair – no matter the weather it’s a great, inclusive activity for all! 

“The residents are particularly looking forward to this year’s event and welcoming Robin Hood School to the home – fingers crossed lots of birdlife decide to pay us a visit!”  

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Our state-of-the-art purpose-built care home in Kingston Vale in South West London provides a wide range of quality care in stunning surroundings. At Sherwood Grange we provide round-the-clock residential care for older people, plus short-term respite care and specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We were delighted to be rated ‘good’ by the CQC at our most recent inspection.

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