We organise fund raising events, barbeques, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Christmas Fayres to help to raise money for the resident comfort funds, which include raffles and tombolas which the service users particularly enjoy. The comfort funds provide birthday and Christmas presents for the service users and also existing entertainment, board games, craft supplies and bingo prizes.
We celebrate national events throughout the years i.e. red nose day, football finals etc. In the summer we hold BBQ's and cream tea afternoons, which are specifically for the residents and their relatives. And we also have birthday parties for the residents throughout the year, Halloween and Christmas parties.
The residents are encouraged to continue to be involved in the Sawtry community and receive invitations to attend the "Sawtry Feast" which is held in June and local infant school plays. All saints church in Sawtry invite the residents 3 monthly to their cream tea service, transport for this event is arranged.
Hill View receives visits from both the Methodist Church and also from the Baptist Church. If other ministers are requested then we will endeavour to arrange these. In October 2007 the local vicar decided to make his visits to Hill View monthly instead of fortnightly. This was due to the interest in church service's being very low at Hill View. In May 2008 the vicar and Hill View were very pleased to see that the interest in church service's once again was high and now Hill View recieves fortnightly visits.
A library service comes to Hill View fortnightly to provide service users with books of interest. This can include audio books for those with a visual impairment.
Hill View has implemented a monthly “newsletter” for the residents and visitors so they can be aware of any up and coming events and relevant information.