Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Kevin Laing, MD of the Angel tests out our new Emergency Lifting Cushion!

By 21st May, 2018 News Comments Off

We managed to persuade Kevin Laing, MD of the Angel of Corbridge to make the first test of our new Emergency Lifting Cushion.  Read more on this piece of equipment here.

Iwona Proszowska assisted him in trying out the new cushion, and although Kevin looked a little bit worried, the new equipment worked brilliantly, and will be an essential new piece of kit at Charlotte Straker House.

We’d like to send a sincere thank you to all the traders, volunteers and supporters who helped us at the Corbridge Fashion Show, and we hope they can see that we have put their fundraising to good use.

Our brand new Emergency Lifting Cushion! Bought with funds from the #Corbridge Fashion Show

By 18th May, 2018 News Comments Off

Kevin Laing, Managing Director of The Angel of Corbridge visited us yesterday, to present a cheque from The Angel’s recent charity quiz night. The evening raised over £800 which will be split between the Charlotte Straker Project and the Corbridge Youth Initiative.

The funds raised from the recent Corbridge Fashion Show at the Angel of Corbridge has also allowed us to buy an essential piece of equipment, the Mangor Elk emergency lifting cushion.

This is used to help a fallen person safely back into a sitting position. It is recommended by most UK NHS Ambulance Trusts as a key piece of emergency equipment and helps reduce injuries for fallen residents and their carers.

We are so grateful to Kevin and his team at the Angel, and all the other Corbridge traders who have been so supportive and generous to our charity. We hope they can see that the funds raised have been put to very good use. Finale Shoes and AccessoriesNorma James of CorbridgeShorts of CorbridgeCroft and Graves Optometrists Vintage at the Tower Reflections HAIR and BeautyKatie Kerr Shop and many more!

We also have a great video of Kevin trying out the new equipment – we’re hoping to post that shortly 😁😁😁



(The picture shows from l to r – Berenice Groves, Chair of our Trustees, Angela Jones, Chair of our Fundraising Committee, Kevin Laing MD of the Angel of Corbridge, Lesley Thirlwell, Vice Chair of our Trustees and Iwona Prosowska, Deputy Manager of Charlotte Straker House)

Centenary Summer Fete – Saturday 9th June from 2pm.

By 14th May, 2018 Events, News Comments Off

Our Centenary Summer Fete is on Saturday 9th June from 2pm.

We will have lots of stalls including a tombola, book stall, plant stall, Crafty Women plus stalls from many other local charities and organisations.

There will be cream teas, ices, a cake stall and face painting for the children plus music from the Tyne Valley Band.

Everyone is welcome – come and have a great Summer afternoon at Charlotte Straker House in Corbridge!

The Angel of Corbridge raises money for us with their famous annual quiz!

By 2nd May, 2018 News Comments Off

Last Friday, The Angel of Corbridge held their famous Annual Quiz.

The evening was a huge success and in total they raised £816 that will be split between the two chosen projects: ourselves and Corbridge Youth-Initiative.

Seventy-two people attended (including a team from Charlotte Straker) with local quizmaster Alistair Jenkins keeping everything on track. The quiz was quite challenging and went to a tiebreak after two teams both scored 91 out of 120.

The Angel donated £5 from each entrant, raised money from their raffle and from 3 auction prizes including a bid for their pizza Street Food for a private event.

Thank you VERY much to the staff from the Angel who organised the event, and for raising such a great amount for our charity!

Visiting High House Farm to see the newborn lambs.

By 1st May, 2018 News Comments Off

A group of our residents, staff and volunteers visited High House Farm Brewery in the sunshine yesterday, to see Pint Sized Farmers‘ lambs and to see around the farm.

They met Candy the Shetland pony, and helped feed her some treats. Everyone went up to the sheep sheds and had a chance to give Sparkle the pregnant ewe some sheep nuts and watch the tiniest lambs playing in the straw.

We all then went to see the pet lambs and everyone enjoyed watching them skip about in the sunshine. Wilfrid the pet lamb was a particular favourite, and we all had a cuddle. Our Activities Coordinator was tempted to take him home with her, to become a Charlotte Straker mascot, but was persuaded to leave him behind!

Everyone then had a delicious soup and sandwich lunch at High House Farm Brewery. Many thanks to Heather and Lizzie from the brewery for looking after us so well.

It was wonderful to be out in the fresh air, and to see all the farm animals enjoying the sunshine. Thank to everyone who helped on the visit!