hica SHINES at Award Ceremony
The award ceremony for this year’s Hica in Bloom was held at the Station Hotel in Hull on September 18th. Guests included service users, their families and friends as well as staff members. The theme of the day was a 1940s Tea Dance, highlighted by the vintage van kindly loaned for the day by local master bakers, Jacksons. Entertainment was provided from local songstress Ruth Getz, who delighted the audience with a selection of classic tunes.
There were six finalists but there could only be one winner and that honour went to Horrox Court, situated in Keyingham. As well as creating a beautiful garden the judges thought that the way in which everybody worked together best encapsulated the Shine philosophy of making a difference to service users’ lives.
The other finalists were, in no particular order: Elm Tree Court, Kirkgate House, Overton House, Raleigh Court and Woodlands.
As well as the finalists there were two other locations that the judges thought were worthy of a special mention due to their outstanding achievement that nevertheless fell outside of the judging criteria. With this in mind the ‘Special Mention’ awards were created and were awarded to Barratt Court, Skegness and The Grange, part of Buckshaw Retirement Village in Chorley.
Managing Director Penni Brown said, “The judging panel were stunned by the quality of the entries. While Horrox Court were worthy winners, there were no losers as everyone who entered did so with precisely the attitude that we are trying to foster at Hica with our Shine initiative.”
Shine encourages everyone to get involved and embrace our collective responsibility to make life better for every person receiving a service from, or connected with the Hica Group. Shine is also a symbol of innovation, involvement and improvement and that philosophy now underpins everything we do.
To see the Gallery of photographs from the Awards Ceremony click here.