Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Corbridge Food and Drink Festival – please buy a programme to benefit Charlotte Straker!

By 28th September, 2018 News Comments Off

The Corbridge Food and Drink Festival will be held from Thursday 4th October to Sunday 7th October inclusive.

The 12-page 2018 Corbridge Food & Drink Festival programme is now on sale in our own Charlotte Straker House, Forum Books, The Corbridge Larder, Vintage at the Tower and other outlets around the village at a price of just £1.

Profits from the sale of the Corbridge Food and Drink Festival Programme will be split between ourselves, the Corbridge Youth-Initiative and the Transplant Ward at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. So please consider buying a programme – or even two or three! 

Organised by a team of Visit Corbridge volunteers and our acclaimed local cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops, this first Corbridge Food & Drink Festival promises to be a great event for residents and visitors alike. It includes:

Speciality Menus / Tastings / Live Music / Discounts / Demonstrations / The Great Corbridge Bake Off – judged by BBC Look North’s Carol Malia / A Taste of Norway / Spanish and Italian Nights / Cupcakes and Cocktails / Hexham Morris Dancers / Brunch Club / Competitions / Bike Smoothie Blender / Great Corbridge Gin Off / Hog Roast / Cocktail Masterclass / Apple Press / And much more!

Our very own Head Cook Debbie, is currently finetuning her entry into the Great Corbridge Bake-Off – we’ll certainly be taking some photos of her final competition creation – watch this space!

Mr P the Therapy Pony visits our residents (and he goes up in the lift!)

By 26th September, 2018 News Comments Off

Mr P the Therapy Pony from KL PONY Therapy visited our residents today.

He’s an American Minature skewbald gelding and is just 28 inches tall!

Mr P met residents in the lounge, and then went up in the lift (!) to see our residents who stayed in their rooms. Everyone LOVES their visits from Katie’s therapy ponies, and Mr P was perfect. When he visited residents upstairs, he rested his head on their knees to be petted and gave them a little nudge.

 

Here he is marching along the upstairs corridor to visit his next resident – he’s most definitely in charge!

Mr P the Therapy Pony visited Charlotte Straker House today

Mr P the Therapy Pony from KL PONY Therapy visited our residents today. He's an American Minature skewbald gelding and is just 28 inches tall!Mr P met residents in the lounge, and then went up in the lift (!) to see our residents who stayed in their rooms. Everyone LOVES their visits from Katie's therapy ponies, and Mr P was perfect. When he visited residents upstairs, he rested his head on their knees to be petted and gave them a little nudge. Here he is marching along the upstairs corridor to visit his next resident – he's most definitely in charge!Thank you very much to Mr P and his handler Katie – we can't wait to see them again soon.

Posted by Charlotte Straker House on Thursday, 20 September 2018

Thank you very much to Mr P and his handler Katie – we can’t wait to see them again soon.

The Charlotte Straker Centenary Dinner

By 23rd September, 2018 Events Comments Off

Our Centenary Dinner was held last Thursday evening, to commemorate the culmination of 100 years since Joseph Straker bequeathed Prior House to the community as the Charlotte Straker cottage hospital.

Held at the Corbridge Cricket Club House, the evening included a four course dinner, plus a speech from our Chair of Trustees Berenice Groves, and a very interesting talk from speaker Hugh Dixon, on the history of hospitals from the Middle Ages up to the founding of Charlotte Straker House.

The dinner was organised to thank all those who have help or assisted our charity and we are delighted that so many were able to participate and share in the celebrations

Thank you also to all the Trustees who worked so hard to organise such an enjoyable evening, plus Papaya Bespoke Catering for a delicious dinner, the Corbridge Cricket Club for allowing us to use their venue, JDC Laundry for the table linen and violinists Julia and Jill.

Thank you to our Trustees Bill Cunningham and Richard Dixon for following photos!

 

Corbridge Apple Day – 13th and 14th October 2018

By 17th September, 2018 Events Comments Off

Our popular Corbridge Apple Day is back!

Saturday October 13th and Sunday October 14 from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm on both days in the grounds of Charlotte Straker House.

Our volunteers will use an apple press to make you your own apple juice. A great idea to use up left over apples. Last year, people used the juice to make drinking juice, cider and various chutneys and jams.

Simple equipment, instructions and ingredients available.
BRING YOUR OWN APPLES AND JUICE CONTAINERS!

Refreshments available on the day for small donation.

The #GreatNorthRun2018 and our amazing charity runners!

By 10th September, 2018 News Comments Off

This is the moment that Steve Cram gave a shout out to Drew Wilkinson and the Charlotte Straker Project at yesterday’s Great North Run.

We also want to say a HUGE THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS 🎉❤️🤩🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ to our three runners – Ericka Robson, Jo Howarth (a member of our Admin Team) and Drew Wilkinson- they all did incredibly well, especially as the weather was so warm!

Here is a link to their fundraising pages – it’s not too late to donate and all monies will go directly to our charity for essential equipment and resources.

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/erickarobson1

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/drewwilkinson

You can pledge a donation to our Admin Assistant Jo Howarth by emailing sally.urwin@charlottestraker.org.uk

Thanks again guys – and maybe see you again next year?!😍😀

Our Summer 2018 newsletter

By 1st September, 2018 News, Newsletter Comments Off

Welcome to our latest newsletter containing articles on our Centenary celebrations including the Fete, Garden Party and Wall hanging. Plus information on our new resident rooms, the regular nursery visits and interviews with recent respite residents and much more!

To download and read a PDF copy of the newsletter, please click on the link below:

Charlotte Straker Newsletter – Summer 2018

Do you know someone who would appreciate a regular copy? Please email our Marketing Coordinator sally.urwin@charlottestraker.org.uk to be placed on our newsletter mailing list.