Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Reading afternoons lead to a renewed friendship

By 23rd July, 2020 Newsletter Comments Off

Marian, a resident in our care home, was enjoying listening to our volunteer Jean read a new book, when she suddenly realised that she knew the author involved.

Jean had chosen “Beestings & Boilie: Memories of a Northumberland Childhood” by Maggie Bardsley as the book for her regular “reading afternoons”.

It is a wonderful account of the author’s childhood in Northumberland and Marian realised that she knew Kath, the sister of the author, from over 60 years ago!

Jean managed to organise a video call between Maggie and Marian and they had a wonderful afternoon reminicsing about earlier days and their friendship together.

(In the photo below Marian is holding up a copy of the book and a photo of Kath that Maggie sent her over email.)

Winter 2020 Newsletter

By 29th January, 2020 News, Newsletter Comments Off

Our Winter newsletter is now published, and will be landing in your inboxes or on your door mats this week. It is packed full of photos from our recent outings, fundraising news and the latest on our building refurbishments. If you would like a copy, please email directly.

2020 CS Winter Newsletter

Summer 2019 newsletter is out!

By 29th August, 2019 Newsletter Comments Off
Our Summer Newsletter is out!
Packed with articles on our latest fundraising activities, events and news, plus an introduction from our Chair of Trustees Berenice Groves.
Do you know anyone who would like a paper or email copy? If so, please contact our marketing coordinator on

Charlotte Straker Newsletter – Summer 2019

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

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 to be placed on our newsletter mailing list.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

By 27th March, 2018 News, Newsletter Comments Off

Our latest newsletter including:

  • an introduction by our new Chair of Trustees,
  • Spotlight on Staff article
  • Fundraising news
  • Chinese New Year, Easter preparations and Massage Therapy
  • Interview with resident Margaret Young

…and much more!

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW: Charlotte Straker Newsletter – Spring 2018