Care for the elderly in Northumberland.
A group of our residents, volunteers, student nurses and staff visited Dobbies Garden Centre in Ponteland today to do some Christmas shopping.
We always love our visit to Dobbies in December, as the decorations make everyone feel very Christmassy, and the staff look after us so well.
We enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch, then enjoyed a little more shopping before heading home.
Thank you to our volunteers and staff who organised and helped during the visit, as well as the very helpful staff at Dobbies.
We held a moving Tree of Lights service yesterday at Charlotte Straker House. Jenny the vicar led the short service and residents, staff and visitors took the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.
Thank you to the choir for singing carols, and to our volunteers for arranging mince pies and mulled wine.
In total, 38 remembrance stars have been bought – thank you so much to all those who ordered an engraved star. We hope you will enjoy seeing them displayed on our Tree. Please remember you can pick up your star from our office during our usual opening hours.
Do you use Amazon for online shopping?
The Charlotte Straker Project has signed up to Amazon Smile, just in time for the Christmas shopping rush.
When you click on the link below, and select us as your “charity of choice”, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the Charlotte Straker Project. All donations will help pay for essential equipment and resources for our respite, residential and nursing residents.
Please support us by starting your Christmas shopping at Amazon Smile and help us with every penny you spend.
Our residents had a wonderful visit to the St. Andrew’s Christmas Tree Festival on Monday.
Our own Charlotte Straker tree won a Silver Award in the competition. Thank you to the judges!
Our residents, staff and volunteers enjoyed a cup of coffee and a mince pie, and loved looking at all the different types of trees – the creativity was amazing!