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Healthcare firm hands out awards to its staff

Top care workers were rewarded for their dedication as a rapidly expanding Lowestoft firm held its annual awards.
2016 has already been a year of celebration for Kingsley Healthcare as it moved into new 14,000sq ft state- of-the-art offices in Clapham Road South, Lowestoft, renovating the old Suffolk County Council building and creating room for another 100 jobs in the process.

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TV doctor Dawn Harper praised care home workers as “the unsung heroes of our society” at Kingsley Healthcare’s glittering awards ceremony

TV doctor Dawn Harper praised care home workers as “the unsung heroes of our society” at Kingsley Healthcare’s glittering awards ceremony. The star of ITV’s Embarrassing Bodies and daytime television said it was a privilege to announce the 15 awards during the celebration at Ivy House Country Hotel in Lowestoft. She said: “It is through my work as a GP that I frequently come into contact with carers who are absolutely the unsung heroes of our society.”

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Love Storey has a very happy ending thanks to care home

A bride and groom, who were so determined the mother of the bride could play a leading role in her day despite recovering from a stroke, have exchanged vows at her nursing home. After six months of meticulous planning, Jeanette Blanchett, 28, and Alex Storey, 33, were married at a register office in Stowmarket on Thursday and then exchanged vows at The Depperhaugh, Hoxne, near Eye, so her mother, Linda, could be part of the special day. She has lived in the home for more than year after suffering a stroke 16 months ago.

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Fifty six miles in two days - that s further than two marathons! charity run between the two nursing homes

Operations manager Debbie Preston successfully completed her charity run between the two nursing homes she oversees - Queen Charlotte in Weymouth and Highcliffe, in Highcliffe, near Christchurch. And when she reached the finish at Highcliffe on Sunday she said to her friend Debbie Davis, who ran every step of the way with her: "We have only gone and done it!"

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The richness of local photographic talent impressed Mayor of Downham Market

The richness of local photographic talent impressed Mayor of Downham Market Marion Ross as she opened an exhibition at the town’s Downham Grange nursing home. Members of King’s Lynn Photography Group and Wisbech Camera Club put on a stunning display of landscapes, townscapes and wildlife. The creativity of the exhibitors gave a fresh perspective to many familiar and much loved local scenes.

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