Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Afternoon tea at Matfen Hall

By 21st March, 2019 Events No Comments

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 No Comments
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 No Comments

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 No Comments
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.