Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

New Trustee for Charlotte Straker – Mark I’Anson

By 27th March, 2019 News Comments Off

The Charlotte Straker Project are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark I’Anson, MBE to the Board of Trustees at the Charlotte Straker Project.

Mark is a Northumbrian based business person, entrepreneur and philanthropist and brings a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge to our Board. He sold his his own NASDAQ listed computer company (Integrated Micro Products) in 1995, and became Vice President responsible for Sun Microsystems Telco Platform Groups from 1996 to 2000.

After retiring, Mark joined the Boards of a number of local SMEs and is currently chairman of the Northumberland Community Bank, the Haydon Bridge Development Trust and is a director of the Northstar Foundation. He is a past director of the Community Foundation serving Tyne, Wear and Northumberland and the County Durham Community Foundation. Mark was appointed as David Goldman Visiting Professor of Business Innovation at Newcastle University, and was Chairman of the University Council until 2017. Mark was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2013 for services to entrepreneurship, community engagement and higher education.

Berenice Groves, Chair of the Trustees commented “I am absolutely delighted that Mark has agreed to join the Charlotte Straker Project team and I know that we will hugely benefit from his immense business experience, plus obvious passion and enthusiasm for the charity sector. Mark joins us at an exciting time for the Charlotte Straker Project, with the success of our charitably funded respite care bed and proposed extension to our residential home.”

Mark I’Anson added, “I couldn’t be more pleased to be joining the team at the Charlotte Straker Project. I’ve come across the charity often over my years in the region, and I have always been impressed by the dedicated and caring attitude they show in all their work. I’m keen to to start building on the successes to date.”

Our Charity Race Night raises £710!

By 27th March, 2019 News Comments Off

Thank you to all those who came to our Charity Race Night at Corbridge Corstopitum Club on Saturday night, organised by our Activities Coordinator Jayne Purvis

The evening raised an amazing total of £710!!

Thank you to all the businesses who donated a prize to our raffle (Gb Motor Engineers, Stobo’s Fruit and Veg, The Blue BellThe Wheatsheaf CorbridgeThe Golden Lion CorbridgeCorbridge Garden RoomAcanthusLa Suite, JD Hall Butchers plus Tesco and Waitrose in Hexham).

Thank you to those who donated, and who sponsored a race card and those who sponsored a race.

Jayne would also like to thank Harry Chandler, Peter Purvis and the Bar Staff from the Corstopitum Club, plus Gillian Dixon, Susan Tulip and Margaret Dixon.

Afternoon tea at Matfen Hall

By 21st March, 2019 Events Comments Off

Our residents, volunteers and staff had a wonderful trip to Matfen Hall last week, where they enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea with cakes, scones and pastries in the Library.

This is one of our favourite outings and is always very popular, and we had some lovely feedback from our residents about the wonderful, historic surroundings of the hotel and the delicious food.

Thank you, as always, to the Matfen Hall staff for looking after us so well.

 

Charity Race Night on 23rd March 2019 at Corstopitum Club in Corbridge

By 18th March, 2019 Events Comments Off
Our Activities Coordinator Jayne is organising a Charity Race Night on Saturday 23rd March at the Corbridge Corstopitum Club, with all proceeds going towards the Charlotte Straker Project.

Entry is only £3 per person.

If you would like to sponsor a race for £10 please contact Jayne on jayne.purvis@charlottestraker.org.uk

Jayne is also holding a raffle on the evening, and would be very grateful for any bottle donations (which can be dropped off at our office on Monday to Friday between 9 and 5pm).

If you would like to book a ticket please email jayne.purvis@charlottestraker.org.uk or by ringing 01434 633 999.

Our Current Community Respite Care Bed resident

By 6th March, 2019 News Comments Off

Our current Community Respite Care resident is Mr Arthur Burgess, who for 23 years ran the Post Office in Corbridge with his wife Mary. Mary sadly died three years ago and Arthur now lives in Crofts Avenue in Corbridge.

Arthur came to Charlotte Straker House for a short respite care break. He told us, “This week has been incredibly good, and everyone has been so helpful and kind. One of the nicest things is having nice meals, prepared and served to me. Now I live on my own, I cook for myself, so it’s a wonderful thing to have tasty meals each day.”

Arthur was born in Cheshire, but moved to Corbridge with his wife and children and was very involved in the village, having many friends in the community. It’s wonderful to see him at Charlotte Straker House especially as so many of the staff recognise and remember him very well.

The photograph shows Care Assistant Jacqui Chilton and Mr Burgess.

Winter 2019 Newsletter

By 2nd March, 2019 Newsletter Comments Off
Our latest newsletter is now available, with articles, fundraising news, interviews with staff and upcoming events.
 
Please click here to download your copy.
 
If you know anyone who would like to receive an emailed or posted copy of this newsletter, please email office@charlottestraker.org.uk.