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A huge THANKYOU to our indefatigable and committed volunteers who are visiting Charlotte Straker each week to carry out a wide variety of activities with our residents. These range from befriending phone calls, manning the shop trolley, hosting games afternoons, a weekly reading club, helping the staff to give out refreshments and organising special days, such as the VE Day. We couldn’t do it without you and we are so grateful for your help! We have attached the last two weekly “events calendar” so that you can see how exactly how busy everyone has been.
Thank you to the Angel of Corbridge for holding their recent Quiz night – they raised £1240 and have generously sponsored a week in our Community Respite Care Bed. We were delighted to give Kevin Laing, Managing Director of the Angel, a certificate in thanks for the sponsorship. The photo shows Kevin receiving the sponsorship certificate from our Registered Manager Marilyn Hunter, alongside the Angel’s Marketing Manager Patricia Lopez and Angela Jones, our Chair of the Fundraising Committee. Thank you to everyone who came to the Quiz, had such an excellent evening and raised money for such a good cause!
Our Community Respite Care Bed is an essential part of the local community and is entirely funded by donations and grants. We provide high quality short respite care breaks for those under and over 65 years of age, who need 24 hour nursing care. These are charity funded and are entirely free of charge to the end user. We now have vacancies in our bed during 2020, so please contact our Deputy Manager on 01434 633 999 for more information and to book a respite stay.
Our residents have been hard at work making beautiful bright red poppies for our Charlotte Straker bags, in time for Remembrance Day. The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is one of our residents’ favourite charities and they always make an effort each year to raise what money they can for the campaign.
You can buy your own Charlotte Straker Poppy Bag for only £5.00, half which will be donated directly to the Poppy Appeal.
Please buy your bags directly from the office at Charlotte Straker House.