Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Join us for the Great North Run in 2018!

By 24th October, 2017 News Comments Off

SO SORRY – ALL PLACES NOW FILLED FOR THE GREAT NORTH RUN IN 2018! If you would be interested in the 2019 Great North Run, please email sal.urwin@gmailcom to add your name to the “interested” list to hear when our places are first released. Thank you.

Join us for the world’s leading half marathon!

For the first time ever, the Charlotte Straker Project has been allocated some charity places in next year’s Great North Run on 9th September 2018.

We now need your help to ensure that these places are filled, to allow us the chance to raise as much money as possible for the Charlotte Straker Project.

There’s no minimum sponsorship target for places on our team in the Great North Run – just raise as much as you can.

The Great North Run’s 13.1 mile route is lined by thousands of spectators. The course starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and takes runners though the city centre, over the iconic Tyne Bridge and right out towards the coast in South Shields.

Please share to your family and friends; if anyone is interested in a place please email sal.urwin@gmail.com – we will support you all the way with fundraising tips, advice and materials.

Our Apple Day raised £337 and made 70 gallons of juice!

By 16th October, 2017 News Comments Off

Thank you to ALL those who came to our Apple Day on Saturday and Sunday.

John Maude and his team of volunteers worked tirelessly pressing apples to make around around 70 gallons of juice (320 litres) for visitors over the weekend.

They also sold about 10 starter cider kits, so there might be some interesting evenings ahead in Corbridge!
Lots of Corbridge residents, families and children came with their bags of apples, to see how the press worked and to take away their own pressed apple juice.

We donated the used pressed apple (pomace) to the chickens, pigs (named Delia and Nigella) and compost bins, owned by some of our generous visitors.

In total we raised £337 which will enable us to buy a new bed for our nursing residents at Charlotte Straker House.

Thanks to John, and all those who made the weekend such a success (and we hope you’re enjoying your juice!)

Corbridge First School visit us and take part in apple pressing!

By 10th October, 2017 News Comments Off

The pupils from Year 4 at Corbridge First School visited Charlotte Straker House last week. They had a chance to watch volunteer John Maude press some apples, and hear all about how the machines work. Then they sang some harvest songs to our residents.

Many thanks to Miss Ainsley and Mr Harrison for helping to arrange such a great morning, and to all the children for listening carefully and singing so beautifully.

(All photos are by Ian Wylie)