Littleton Lodge care home in Hednesford has unveiled its very own mascot – a woodland deer, chosen because of the large population of deer in the area.
The care home on Bishop Street launched a competition with a local school to choose a name for the deer, which will represent Littleton Lodge.
Students from Poppyfield Primary Academy in Hednesford were each asked to come up with a name for the mascot, and the residents in the care home chose their favourite.
The winning name was given by Zak Rodgers, who called the mascot ‘Chase’ after the close-by ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’, Cannock Chase. This area is known for its beautiful scenery, and the wildlife that resides there.
One resident who voted for the name ‘Chase’ was 97-year-old Audrey Allsopp. She said,
‘Chase is a lovely name. Zak has done really well choosing our mascot’s name as it is such a good link to the local area, and it was good to see the children smiling.’
Chase has been given a passport and diary, so that the community can take him out of the home on trips and holidays. They can write what Chase has been up to for the residents to read about when he returns.
Chase has also been visiting local businesses and places of interest. If anyone sees Chase around the local area, they can scan his QR code to learn about his home at Littleton Lodge and tag the home on Facebook.
Rachel Ellis, the Home Manager at Littleton Lodge, said,
‘We absolutely love our new mascot, Chase. It’s been wonderful to have children in our community getting so involved with our home and our residents. We’ve already taken Chase out on a few visits around the area.
‘We can’t wait to read about all of Chase’s adventures when he goes on holiday with our friends and neighbours!’
You can follow Littleton Lodge on Facebook to see what Chase has been getting up to and find out how you can get involved.
Littleton Lodge is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, it has landscaped gardens and a full and varied activities programme.
For more information, call 01543 399640, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk