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Richmond Northampton Residents celebrate 70 Platinum Years

2nd July 2010

Richmond Northampton Residents celebrate 70 Platinum Years

Residents of Richmond Northampton Care Home, recently celebrated the Platinum 70th Wedding anniversary of Brian and Enid Walsh

The happy couple had a grand reunion with family in Yorkshire and then went on to celebrate with residents at Richmond Northampton.

The residents at Richmond Northampton Retirement Village gathered to celebrate this fantastic milestone with drinks and a buffet in the five star restaurant, and to top it all off had local Brass band Fourtissimo to play the evening away.

Brian 91 and Enid 93 have lived at Richmond Northampton since 2007. Enid is the only surviving niece of the first man to fly across the Atlantic. 

The pair were married only months after World War Two had broken out and Brian was called away to France with the British Expeditionary Force.  When he unexpectedly returned from Dunkirk in June 1940, the pair, who had been engaged since Christmas, were married in their childhood home of Manchester.

Resident Mrs Smith said “It is a fantastic mile stone to reach and one of which many younger couples may not be able to achieve”

Activity Co-ordinator Christopher Rayatt said “It was fantastic to see the war time wedding photos and we could still recognise the special couple”

Richmond Northampton is an award winning retirement village located on Grange Park, offering independent living in Village Apartments, Assisted Living Apartments plus 24 hour nursing and dementia care.  Set in lovely landscaped gardens, the residents can enjoy peace, security and a sense of community, as well as suberb facilities including a restaurant, shop, IT suite, craft room and hairdressing salon. 

For further information on Richmond Northampton, telephone 01604 432600


New Residents Move into Richmond Village Nantwich

12th July 2010

New Residents Move into Richmond Village Nantwich

Richmond Village, Nantwich have been busy preparing for this year’s “Britain In Bloom” awards, with attention set firmly on their new feature: a “Garden Pond” set within the village’s Courtyard. 

Already renown for its beautiful gardens, and attracting a range of British Wildlife, the village is now home to a new family- a mother Duck and her six ducklings.

Village Manager Lynne Griffin said:” Over the past few years we have had a family of ducks arrive but nowhere really for them to go, so we decided to encourage them to stay, and so we have built them a feature home to move into”.


Antiques and Art Weekend at Richmond Village Nantwich

14th July 2010

Antiques and Art Weekend at Richmond Village Nantwich

On the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of August Richmond Nantwich are proud to be hosting their first ever "Antiques and Art Weekend".

Mr Robert Stones will be on hand from local Auction House "Peter Wilsons", who will be holding valuations in the Garden Room Restaurant- so dust of that old relic at the back of the closet, bring it along and see what is worth!

Plus: for the avid art collectors there will be an Art Display from local art groups and our own residents who have been hard at work over recent months painting and sculpting in preparation. All art on display will be sold to raise money for the local childrens "Integral Sports and Art College".

Entry is free, refreshments available.

Please contact Richmond Nantwich on 01270 629080 for further details or to book your appointment time with the valuer.

  

 

 


Richmond Northampton Allotments underway

15th July 2010

Richmond Northampton Allotments underway

Richmond Northampton residents now have access to allotments only five minutes’ walk from the village.

Twelve residents have a 30ft long plot for their use. Richmond Northampton’s gardener Nick Ives also has four plots and aims to grow fruit and vegetables for residents that like home grown but are not able to tend to an allotment plot.

All allotments have sheds and some residents even have fridges in the sheds and make a day out of it with Bar-Be-Que lunches and a glass of wine.

Resident Mr Crocker said “it’s great to have a garden allotment so nearby and it’s a great place to sit, relax with a glass of wine in the nice weather, the fruit and vegetable we grow taste so much better than shop brought”


Richmond Northampton Rainbows Of Hope

16th July 2010

Richmond Northampton Rainbows Of Hope

Richmond Northampton resident Mavis Jackson is a talented song and poem writer dedicated to her work.

Mavis has written many songs and poems but is now looking to produce a series of professional CD’s to raise money for a children’s orphanage in South Africa. Mavis said” my husband Rod and I visited the orphanage when we were out in South Africa in February. There are 74 orphans each of which have lost both parents to HIV or Aids, My dream is to produce, three CDs and if of a good
enough quality sell them for £4.99 each. This money I would then like to be only used for the education of children at the orphanage.

Mavis would like to hear from anyone with musical talent whether you can sing or play an instrument to help create the charity CD and would welcome you to contact her.

Please call Social & Recreational Therapist Christopher Rayatt on 01604 432635 for details.


Richmond Northampton Raise just over £2000 for MacMillan Cancer Care

17th July 2010

Richmond Northampton Raise just over £2000 for MacMillan Cancer Care

Residents at Richmond Northampton Have raised just over a staggering £2000 for the MacMillan Cancer Care Trust.

Residents have been making and selling handmade cards at one of the many Craft sessions, Residents also have a Quiz night every month and ask for a minimum donation of £1 per person playing and of course taking part in the world’s largest Coffee Morning in September is still to come.

Resident Greta Shaw spends most of her time making and selling cards for the Village shop and said “it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to sell the cards at no commission to the shop so all the money goes to the local MacMillan Cancer care Trust”

Christopher Rayatt Social & Recreational Therapist said “It’s great to sell professional looking cards that are handmade and the money going to a worthwhile and needed charity we will continue to support this cause”

Richmond Northampton’s official Nominated Charities for 2010 is the M.S Society and The Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton