2016 was a fantastic year at Middleton Hall, with lots to celebrate and we certainly did our best to do just that. With a break in tradition, our annual celebrating success evening was held off site at the Hall Garth Hotel. The evening celebrated the highlights and achievements in 2016 and also recognised our long serving staff.
Over 140 years of long service were celebrated this year, with Verna Pritchard, carer being recognised for 30 years long service. It was also 20 years since directors Jeremy, Lesley and Adrian came to Middleton Hall when the village began its real journey to making Middleton Hall the special place it is today. Other awards on the night went to Debbie Sanderson for 10 years service and Hannah Craggs 5 years.
Others who were unfortunately not able to attend but who also were recognised for long service include Sue Hoggarth – 15 years, Jo Saddington – 10 years, and Gail Jones and Sue Gray – 5 years. It was a pleasure to give thanks to all the above members of staff for their contribution throughout a significant number of years.
We watched and remembered events and special moments from 2016 illustrating the efforts made from all staff. The event is one of the ways we thank our staff for all their effort and the fantastic contribution they put in to making it the characterful and friendly place it is. The pictures say it all, capturing what was a great night enjoyed by everyone. Well done to Kirsty for her outstanding efforts of hand free After Eight eating.
A great night was had by all as we celebrated just as we work – with great humour, with exuberance and with each other.