Marley Court Nursing home have been busy with snow this morning as they wake up to a blank canvas.


Elaine Write Activities co-ordinator at Marley Court decided that she would make the most of the snow and as the residents of Marley court were not able to go out and enjoy the snow like most of us she would bring the snow to them.

Elaine canceled her activity for the day as she headed out with a bucket and shovel to collect snow and bring it into the residents of Marley court Nursing home.

Elaine say’s “It was supposed to be Dignity day today and we were going to make paper flowers to mark the occasion but I thought to myself this morning when I saw the snow why can’t we enjoy the fun that comes with snow in the warmth of our lounge, it was too cold to take residents out in the snow so I decided to bring the snow in to them.”

When Elaine first took the snow indoors many residents thought it was fake and Elaine had made it when they touched it and realised it was real their faces lit up.

Peggy Martindale a 94yr old resident said: “Oh I used to love throwing snowballs at boys when I was a young girl.” Peggy writes everything in her diary and said she will be busy this eveing writing about the days events.

Norman another resident at Marley court had just got up and still in his dressing gown decided to make a snowball and throw it at Elaine creating laughter around the room.

Elaine and the residents decided to build a snowman using a carrot for the nose and raisins for the eyes.

Ann cook a resident at Marley Court said “Come here I’ll show you how to do the nose” as she finished off the snowman while singing Frosty the snowman.

Everyone wanted a picture with Frosty before Elaine took him outside to sit at the window and look in.

Bev Unsworth Manager at Marley court say’s “Today Elaine has put smiles on faces all around the home after she went out and gathered snow this morning, just because our residents can’t go out in to the cold doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the snow as much as everyone else, I am proud to have such thoughtful members of staff here at Marley court who won’t let disability get in the way of enjoying anything in life.”

Elaine Wright Activity Co-ordinator say’s “It was lovely to see when the residents realised it was real snow, when they put it in their hand and experienced it for the first time in years the smiles that came from it made going out at 8am this morning to collect it worth it a hundred times over, it’s well worth thinking outside if the box, I absolutely love this job.”

For more information about Marley court contact Bev Unsworth: 

Bolton Rd, Heath Charnock, Chorley PR7 4AZ

Phone01257 226700