Stoke Bardolph Care Home Bowls Team Crowned Champions in Local Competition! - Ideal Carehomes

Stoke Bardolph Care Home Bowls Team Crowned Champions in Local Competition!

Residents from Rivendell View care home have been crowned champions of an inter care home bowls competition.

Going head-to-head with Edwalton Manor Care Home, Coppice Lodge, Willowbrook and Hall Park, the Rivendell View residents’ bowls team scooped up first place, beating the competition by one point.

After the competition, players from across all five homes came together for a friendly game of dominoes, lunch, and a chat. 81-year-old Rivendell View bowler, Joyce Rowbotham said,

‘What a fantastic day we’ve had, and even better that we came home victorious.’

73-year-old Clive Pett added, ‘I’d never played bowls before moving to Rivendell View, and now I enjoy playing weekly with the team. I’m so happy we won; I had a great time at the competition.’

Ross King, a fitness coach who offers sessions in care homes, organised the event. Ross commented, ‘The idea behind this event was to bring together residents form different care homes to interact and socialise with each other.

‘The competition went better than I could have imagined, and we can’t wait for the next one!’

The Home Manager at Rivendell View, Lisa Tungate, added, ‘It’s so important to us that our residents feel part of the community, and they always enjoy meeting new people and forming friendships.

‘We’re very proud of our fantastic bowls team, but we’re even happier that they enjoyed the day so much! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again soon.’

Residents at Rivendell View are inviting the local community to their Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November. From 13:00, all are welcome to browse stalls from local businesses, enjoy homemade refreshments and tell Santa what they want for Christmas.

To find out more about Rivendell View or the Christmas Fair, you can call 0115 666 9660, email or visit

Rivendell View is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes, rated ‘GOOD’ by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). All 66 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling the home to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner. Rivendell View was named a Top 20 Care Home in the East Midlands in the awards 2023.