The founders of Bonnie Day - Marilyn and Gill

Our Story...

Bonnie Day was formed in 2012 when Marilyn and Gill found that their meaningful and stimulating activities were very well received by residents, relatives and staff. Bonnie Day has returned to many homes for activity sessions and has forged excellent relationships.  All residents, including those living with dementia, really enjoyed the Bonnie Day poems. They stimulated reminiscence and chat. We know this by the smiles on the faces of residents as well as the positive comments by relatives.
“The change for the better in my staff was immediately obvious.”
Care Home Manager, Portsmouth


“We would like you to come back and train the rest of our staff.”
Care Home Manager, Portsmouth


“The residents were excited when they woke up this morning that Bonnie Day was coming.”
Activity Co-ordinator, Southampton


“The residents were still talking about your morning activity at teatime.”
Care Home Manager, Portsmouth
From our successful activity sessions in care and nursing homes, lunch clubs and 1:1 we decided to publish our poetry and activity books.

Since its inception Bonnie Day has grown from strength to strength and now delivers excellent training sessions for staff. The facilitators, Marilyn and Gill, have had over 50 years’ educational experience in highly successful careers. They use their combined experiences of staff training to promote compassion, respect and dignity which ensures that your home is an excellent one.

Training and Activities


“Our training concentrates on the wellbeing of staff so that they are empowered to deliver an outstanding service for residents and relatives.”

We have been told that our training took immediate effect and residents enjoyed the long term benefit as a result. In an atmosphere of trust we deliver bespoke training to suit the needs of your home.

“We know how to prepare and deliver stimulating activities that are fun and interesting.”

Choose from our list of new activity themes which are innovative and fresh. Using multisensory and differentiated tasks Bonnie Day will provide your residents with engaging things to do and think about. Our activities encourage interaction, thoughtfulness and respect for others. They also develop language and listening skills helping build relationships. Most of all they are fun and stimulate interest.

“Bonnie Day has some intriguing titles to describe their activities.”

Bonnie Day is brimming over with good ideas to help you and your staff make the most of your care home. The unique collection of ideas brings happiness, a longing to learn, a desire to engage and a sense of well being.