Magna Care Centre welcomes Cheryl Back

Residents and the team at Magna Care Centre in Wimborne, Dorset was delighted to welcome one of its team members, one of our Activities Coordinators, Cheryl back this week.

Cheryl has been working with us consistently for eight wonderful years and this year, Cheryl was fortunate enough to take three months leave to travel around Europe with her husband. After a lot of careful planning and map blindness they packed up the car and set off in May. Our residents and team were sorry to see her go but were all very excited for her to experience this amazing voyage.

During Cheryl’s European adventure she maintained regular contact with all of the team and residents of Magna Care Centre. We shared her adventures with each other regularly to keep our residents and team up to date with her exploits and they all eagerly looked forward to the next instalment.

It eventually became part of our “Where is Cheryl?” activity. Our residents really enjoyed hearing about where she was, what mountain she was up or how much she disliked driving up the roads with non-existent barriers on a Rocky Mountain.

The early days of their trip begun in France and eventually making their way around the neighbouring countries. After lots of sightseeing, map reading, driving and eating strange foods they slowly made their way home.

Their tummies were bursting, skin was a different colour and the car was worn out! They had covered France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Belgium and Greece and drove a massive 6645 miles…! We were all very excited to have Cheryl back with us when she returned on 31st July at 11am…

So when we heard what day she was coming back, preparations started in earnest. Our residents and team wanted to show her how happy they were and bunting and signs were lovingly prepared. A red carpet was even created to make the moment even more special.

As Cheryl walked through the main entrance door, our team and residents all awaited her entrance with much excitement. There was a rip roaring cheer and not a dry eye in the house.

The sound of laughter and giggles were heard all around. Bunting and flags were draping and the Buck’s Fizz was flowing…!

After a wonderful social morning catching up with everyone and each other, Cheryl had officially made it back and got back to work.

Cheryl was deeply missed by so many of us here at Magna and we won’t be letting her go again… well, not for 3 months at a time.

Welcome back, Cheryl.

The Magna Care Centre is a stunning purpose-built Care Centre providing residential and specialist nursing care for up to 63 elderly residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at The Magna Care Centre in Wimbourne, Dorset, our activities and events, please contact us on 0808 223 5541 or email


Magna Care Centre

Home Manager

Kayleigh Frulli


Arrowsmith Road,
Canford Magna,
BH21 3BQ

0808 223 5541
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