Mayford Grange Village Diary

We have always said our residents are our best ambassadors. That’s why we’ve dedicated these pages to the residents of Mayford Grange to fill with news, views and events, in the hope it will give you a genuine insight in village living Retirement Villages’ style.

Mayford Grange enjoy a sumptuous Christmas Supper

13th December 2019

Festivities at Mayford Grange are well underway with residents enjoying a scrumptious five course Christmas supper this week! Guests were welcomed into the lounge with Prosecco and assorted canapés. The mouth-watering menu consisted of a choice of starters; Roasted celeriac soup with roasted…

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Mayford Grange celebrates milestone anniversary

4th October 2019

Mayford Grange celebrated a milestone anniversary this September – the village is now 10 years old! Residents and guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and special celebration cake, laid on by the fantastic village chef. For all the details about this enjoyable day you…

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A small retirement village with a big heart

23rd November 2018

Operation Christmas Child, ran by the Samaritan’s Purse, is a global campaign aiming to give less fortunate children a shoebox full of gifts at Christmas. After hearing about the powerful impact a small shoebox can have on a child’s Christmas, the residents at…

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Residents enjoy a Harvest Festival Supper at Mayford Grange

2nd October 2018

Residents at Mayford Grange enjoyed a delicious Harvest Festival supper, celebrating the start of autumn. A mouth-watering menu was created by village chef Mark Tavener with a choice of  rillettes of mackerel on a pickled cucumber carpaccio or butternut and apple harvest soup…

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Mayford Grange celebrates National Afternoon Tea Week

20th August 2018

Residents at Mayford Grange Village laid on a scrumptious spread, including finger sandwiches, fruit, scones, sponge cakes and numerous types of tea, as part of National Afternoon Tea Week. Despite the rainy weather preventing an outdoor celebration, residents did not let it dampen…

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Pimms and Croquet in the sun!

12th July 2018

Residents from Mayford Grange recently enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea, prepared by Mark, the village chef. Alongside finger sandwiches, scones and mini teacakes – the villagers also enjoyed a refreshing glass of Pimms! Residents also braved the heat and played croquet on the…

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A very royal celebration!

23rd May 2018

The residents of Mayford Grange got together on Friday 18th May for a glass of prosecco and a slice of the resident chef’s delicious lemon and elderflower ‘wedding cake’.   A toast was raised to HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle to…

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Mayford Grange gets festive!

14th December 2017

Mayford Grange is beginning to look very festive after the Christmas decorations were put up last week. Different communal lounge areas have been decorated to different themes. One lounge is co-ordinated around a ‘White Christmas’ theme, featuring white bows, snow littered greenery, and…

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Mayford Grange residents enjoy some friendly competition

1st October 2017

The Mayford Grange Table Tennis team arranged an exchange match with the Elmbridge Village Table Tennis team and everyone was looking forward to some friendly village competition! The Elmbridge team were welcomed to Mayford Grange on 14th August, where the team arranged a…

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Mayford Grange residents enjoy arts and crafts exhibition

20th June 2017

Two of our residents, Jim and Joyce, organised an exhibition of arts, crafts, photography and memorabilia. Open to residents and their loved ones, this took place in our village clubhouse on Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May. More than 20 of those…

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Generous residents at Mayford Grange raise £165 for charity

23rd February 2017

Mayford Grange held a coffee morning for Sam Beare & Woking Hospices on 22 February. Several residents donated raffle prizes and various home baked cakes were provided to enjoy with coffee or tea. Generous donations from residents reached £165m to help with the…

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New manager appointed at The Grange

20th February 2017

We have appointed Chrissy Terry as manager of The Grange residential care home, part of Mayford Grange retirement village. Chrissy has more than 20 years of experience running care homes and working as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) assessor in health and social…

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A belated Merry Christmas

26th January 2017

A belated Merry Christmas perhaps, but we just had to share this photo. It was taken when students from Westfield Primary School, Woking, made their annual visit over the festive season to sing carols for our residents. Afterwards the youngsters spent time mingling…

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Meet the Mayford Grange Village Manager: Gill Voizey

28th November 2016

Each of Retirement Villages’ 16 UK communities has a Village Manager (VM) and Mayford Grange is no exception. Our VM is Gill Voizey, who has an extensive background in property management. Of course all the residents at Mayford Grange know Gill well, but…

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Mayford Grange residents and staff pitch in for charity

19th October 2016

At Mayford Grange we do our very best to support good causes, with staff and residents alike organising fundraising initiatives whenever they can. Our latest charity efforts raised a combined total of nearly £500. Here are the details: Coffee morning fundraiser: On 30…

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Open day at The Grange a resounding success

8th September 2016

The Mayor of Woking Councillor Anne Murray attended the recent open day at The Grange, our luxurious care home facility that forms part of Mayford Grange retirement village. The open day was a success, with nearly fifteen attending including the Mayor plus her…

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Open afternoon planned

11th July 2016

Residents and staff will be welcoming the general public to their open day later this month. On Wednesday, July 27th, the village opens its doors to invite anyone considering this lifestyle, to come in for a visit.  The public access areas including the…

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The Grange Residents Visit RHS Wisley

31st July 2014

Residents of The Grange were very excited to go and visit RHS Wisley this week. The residents took a look around some of the largest plant collections anywhere in the globe and visited the cathedral like glasshouse that is the equivalent size of…

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Summer activities

9th July 2014

There isn’t a moment’s peace to be had over the next few weeks at Mayford Grange and The Grange, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! Our social calendar is looking fit to burst, with a whole host of events and activities…

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All things chocolate at Mayford

8th May 2014

Chocolate tasting was the order of the day at Mayford Grange over the Easter holidays. And it certainly wouldn’t have been Easter without a bonnet competition! Winning bonnet belonged to Mrs Hannah Start (pictured back row, third from right in the group shot)…

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Afternoon tea for a berry good cause

27th August 2013

Residents at Mayford Grange hosted a charity afternoon tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, a fantastic cause. We were served delicious strawberries and cake with our tea which always goes down well at any occasion. A fantastic £141.40 was raised in the…

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BBQ in the Garden

15th August 2013

Residents at Mayford Grange made the most of the glorious summer and arranged a barbecue in the garden for everyone to enjoy. Once again it was a lovely sunny day so we all sat outside under umbrellas while enjoying a glass of Pimms,…

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