Happy students at Riverside House joined in the fun as our staff organised a series of events throughout the year to make them feel at home.
To celebrate Chinese New Year the team decked out our front foyer with Chinese lanterns, waving ‘good luck’ cats and posters.
Everyone got a Valentine’s Day treat with sweets and chocolate favours handed out to residents in the reception area.
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day residents had the best view in the house to enjoy the big Sunday parade as it made its way past Riverside.
Easter also proved to be a cracking affair. Sweet-toothed residents had an ‘egg-citing’ time thanks to Portergate’s departing accommodation supervisor Hannah Gronan.
In one of her last roles at the company before moving on to pastures new, Hannah arranged an Easter egg hunt with a difference for those students who hadn’t gone home for the holiday weekend.
10 Easter bunnies were drawn and hidden around the building. If they were brought back to reception the finder received one of these treats.
It proved a popular holiday pastime – with one eagle-eyed resident bagging five of the eggs!
Elaine Mason, Riverside House manager, said: “Quite a few of the residents who I’ve spoken to said how much they enjoyed the challenge and have said how nice it was for us to think of those who couldn’t go home to their families for Easter.”