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Taking the Plunge at Richmond Letcombe Regis

3rd April 2012

Taking the Plunge at Richmond Letcombe Regis

Residents and staff will be taking part in a in Sponsored Swimathon on Tuesday 3rd of April at 5.00pm.  The aim is to swim 100 lengths of the Wellness Spa pool in 60 minutes.  Following the swim, swimmers and supporters can then enjoy special Swimathon themed cocktails in the bar.   This will be our first fundraising event for Maggie's Cancer Care Centre. Oxford, the charity selected by residents as their chosen charity for 2012.

For information about activities and events taking place at Richmond Letcombe Regis or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments and care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Richmond Northampton Community Tea Dance

4th April 2012

Richmond Northampton Community Tea Dance

On Wednesday 4th April 2012 at 2:30pm Richmond Northampton are hosting a Community Tea Dance.

We hold regular Tea Dances every week and Tutors attend every first and third Wednesday. The tutors will be here to give guidance as needed. We also have live music with local Saxophonist Simon Moxham.

The Tea Dance is open to everyone in Northampton and the local area of Grange Park.Tea/Coffee and cakes are served at 3:30pm and the afternoon including refreshments is only £2.95

If you would like to attend please call Christopher RayattActivity co-ordinator on 01604 432635 or if you would like to visit our village to view our apartments and care facilities please call 01604 432602 and speak to Lesley or Val our Village Advisers


Richmond Nantwich deliver over 300 Easter Eggs

7th April 2012

Richmond Nantwich deliver over 300 Easter Eggs

 

 

Hundreds of children in the local area will have a special treat this Easter after over 300 Chocolate Eggs were delivered to them recently.

The Easter Eggs were the result of the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Appeal by Richmond Village Nantwich, CAT Radio and Sainsburys Nantwich who, together with staff from Winsford Police Headquarters and Custom Powders in Crewe, collected the grand total of 312 eggs. The eggs were shared between the Wingate Centre, the Nantwich Children’s Support centre and The Children’s Ward at Leighton Hospital, all of whom were extremely grateful for the generosity shown by everyone who so kindly helped with the Appeal.

Nicola Tooke, Village Advisor at Richmond Village together with Olwyn Poynton from Sainsburys, who is also South Cheshire and Cat Radio’s Community Volunteer of the Year, joined Cat Radio’s Claire Faulkner, Stephanie Heath and Jason Griffiths and their mascot “Twitchy” to deliver the eggs bringing smiles to staff and children alike.

Lynne Griffin, Village Manager at Richmond Village said “This is the second year that this Appeal has taken place and we are absolutely delighted that so many eggs were collected. Residents, staff and the general public have been wonderful in their support although it has been very difficult resisting the temptation to actually eat one of the eggs, especially when we have been surrounded by so many!”

 


Richmond Northampton Easter Celebrations

9th April 2012

Richmond Northampton Easter Celebrations

Richmond Northampton celebrate Easter weekend in style starting on Good Friday with Coffee Morning followed by Lunch and a Show at the local Royal & Derngate theatre.

Easter Sunday we have a Sherry morning at 10:30am in the Yellow Lounge followed by an Easter Egg hunt around the village centre and grounds.

Easter Sunday lunch is at 12-2pm followed by an Easter Bonnet Parade in the Coffee shop/Reception area and judged by Lesley Mason Senior Village Advisor.

We also have a Good Friday Service at 2:30pm and a Special easter Sunday Service at 10:30am in the ground floor Blue Lounge.

 

If you would like to attend please call Christopher Rayatt Activity co-ordinator on 01604 432635 or if you would like to visit our village to view our apartments and care facilities please call 01604 432602 and speak to Claire or Val our Village Advisers


Richmond Northampton Quiz Night

11th April 2012

Richmond Northampton Quiz Night

Richmond Residents are eagerly awaiting the Quiz night on Wednesday 11th April 2012

Residents will compete in teams of up to six for five general knowledge rounds and music round.

£1 per person attending goes towards the two nominated Charities of the year. It’s a great way to spend an evening!

If you are interested in visiting the village please call 01604 432600 and speak to a village advisor or if you would like to attend the Quiz afternoon please call Christopher Rayatt-Howard on 01604 432635 to book your place!!


Richmond Letcombe Regis is "Business of the Year"

11th April 2012

Richmond Letcombe Regis is "Business of the Year"

Richmond Letcombe Regis has been named Business of the Year by Wantage Business Breakfast Club.  The award was made at the Club's 11th Anniversary meeting which was also hosted by Richmond Letcombe Regis.  50 local business men and women attended the event enjoying a Full English or Continental breakfast with the guest speaker Ann Griffiths from Vision Coaching.

For information about activities and events taking place at Richmond Letcombe Regis or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments and care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Taking the plunge at Richmond Letcombe Regis

20th April 2012

Taking the plunge at Richmond Letcombe Regis

Residents, staff and Wellness Spa members at the Richmond Letcombe Regis Retirement Village have raised in excess of £400 in aid of Maggie’s Centre, Oxford.  Swimmers were aiming to swim 100 lengths in one hour, but with plenty of willing participants, they completed the task in just half the time.  Swimmers of all abilities and ages, from 22 to 81, took part in the relay and other residents cheered them on from the poolside.  Following the swim, everyone gathered in the Bar to enjoy specially created Swimathon themed cocktails - including The Beached Whale, Life Saver and Sink or Swim.

Maggie's Cancer Care Centre, Oxford, is the charity selected by residents at Richmond Letcombe Regis as their charity for 2012 and the Swimathon was the first of many fundraising events planned. 

For information about activities and events taking place at Richmond Letcombe Regis or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments and care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Richmond Nantwich wishes its Hospitality Manager luck

21st April 2012

Richmond Nantwich wishes its Hospitality Manager luck

 

Debbie Mercandelli, Hospitality Manager of Richmond Village Nantwich, travelled to London recently for the judging of the Great British Care Awards.

Debbie and her team were selected as The North West winners of the Hydration and Nutrition Award last year, and are now representing the region in the finals, which are to be held at a glittering award ceremony in London on 12th May this year.

Debbie has already been named as one of South Cheshire’s Employees of the Year, and has also reached the semi-finals of the Barchester Care Awards.

Debbie remarked “I am very honoured to be representing the wonderful team here at Richmond Nantwich. Of course, I am also very nervous but we are all looking forward to the Award evening.”

Lynne Griffin, Village Manager added, “Debbie and her team work extremely hard at providing tasty nutritional food each and every day to our Residents and I am delighted that they have been recognised in this way. We all wish them lots of luck.”

The finals of The Great British Care Awards are being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane and will this year feature TV personality Ben Shepherd as host.

 

Picture – Debbie (right) collecting her Employee of the Year Award


Richmond Northampton St Georges Day Parade

22nd April 2012

Richmond Northampton St Georges Day Parade

Richmond Village residents welcomed St Georges Day with a scout parade on Sunday 22nd April.

Local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers paraded from Grange Park community centre to join Richmond Residents at their retirement village.

Children, leaders and parents arrived at 11:15am on the Village Green.  Residents sat and watched as the children renewed their promise and joined in singing the Hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” accompanied by resident pianist Joy Mace.

A short prayer was led by Richmond resident Gillian Barker followed by the National Anthem “God Save The Queen”.

Activities co-ordinator Chris Rayatt said “it’s been a fantastic opportunity for intergenerational activities and our residents have loved seeing the children.  There was a large attendance of children and parents here today; it was such a lovely atmosphere”.


A million reasons to read a book ...

23rd April 2012

A million reasons to read a book ...

April 23rd is the international day of the book and also World Book Night.  

Richmond Letcombe Regis is delighted to have been selected as one of the distribution points for World Book Night.  We shall be celebrating this special evening when across the country passionate volunteers gift books to share their love of reading and we shall be giving away one of 25 specially selected titles. 

In 2012 World Book night is being celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA.and 1 million books will be given away in total.

Many of our events and activities are open to non-residents.  For more information or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments and care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).

 


Wildflower sowing at Richmond Nantwich

23rd April 2012

Wildflower sowing at Richmond Nantwich

Despite typical April Showers, residents from Richmond Village Nantwich welcomed the help of a handful of young keen gardeners from Stapeley Broad Lane Primary this week, to sow the seeds for Wildflowers in the Woodlands atRichmondVillage.

 

This years RHS scheme to sow Wildflowers for the future was helped along enthusiastically by both residents and children alike. The ground was prepared previously by Richmond’s Gary Lawton- who created four patches of land in the Woodlands in the shape of a square, circle, triangle and diamond. Doug Butterill of the Nantwich In Bloom committee was on hand to make sure all went smoothly. The flowers will now be monitored to see which patch grows the most and quickest and the children will be returning in a couple of months to see the outcome of their plot.

 

Caroline Middleton of Stapeley Broad Lane Primary School said- “It was lovely to see the children working closely with the residents- and the Afternoon Tea that was served after all the hard work was delicious and well worth the efforts of the day”


Richmond Nantwich Easter Supper Club Raises Money for Charity

24th April 2012

Richmond Nantwich Easter Supper Club Raises Money for Charity

Village Raffle Gives Hearing Dogs for Deaf People a Boost 

Richmond Village Nantwich held a raffle at their recent Easter Supper Club in aid of The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Over 30 people attended the event and enjoyed a Carvery Meal, an Easter Quiz and then the raffle was drawn, with a fabulous Spa Weekend for 2 on offer as first prize.

Over £60 was raised, and presented to Jacqui Snelson- a representative of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (see picture). Hilary Minshull, Care Manager, said “The evening was a great success, and we are proud to be doing our bit for a worthy charity. We are now looking forward to Jacqui returning with her associate June and her dog Paddy in June.” 

Pictured: Doreen Riddlestone, Jacqui Snelson and Hospitality Manager Debbie Mercandelli and Mary Davies.


Open Day at Richmond Coventry

24th April 2012

Open Day at Richmond Coventry

Help is at hand to clear up the confusion over living and care options available for the over 55s. 

Experts from Richmond Coventry will be on hand during an Open Day on Tuesday 24th April to discuss and show the various choices of lifestyle on offer.  We have many different types of accommodation, with services to meet all needs.   

This includes Village Apartments, Assisted Living Apartments (where all the meals, housekeeping and laundry are provided) as well as a 47 bed Nursing Home.  But seeing is believing, so we would like to invite you along from 2.00pm til 6.00pm. 

As well as the opportunity to view the facilities at Richmond Coventry, we are also lucky to have a ‘Maximising Income presentation’ at 2.30pm. Great interest has already been registered to hear Penny Deakin, Associate Partner of St James's Place Wealth Management.  She will give a presentation to potential and actual Service Users. If you’re worried about financing your retirement or how Care Home fees may affect you, we invite you to come along.   

Please confirm your place now with Jason or Louise, our Village Advisers, by calling us 024 7664 5544.


Book swapping and Spring gifts at Richmond Letcombe Regis

24th April 2012

Book swapping and Spring gifts at Richmond Letcombe Regis

During afternoon tea we shall be holding a special book swap event (as part of the World Book Night celebrations).  There will also be a chance to purchase items from a lovely selection of scarves, bags and cufflinks and meet up with friends to enjoy a cake and cup of tea.

For information about activities and events taking place at Richmond Letcombe Regis or if you would like to arrange a visit to view the apartments and care facilities, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).


Dance Festival at Richmond Nantwich

26th April 2012

 

Planning is well under way for the first Dance Festival at Richmond Village Nantwich.

Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May will see Local dance groups, including The Shannon Dancers and Ceroc Addiction performing from 2.30pm, providing entertainment for the whole family. Refreshments will also be available and entrance is free.

For more information please contact Alison or Nicola on 01270 629080


Painswick 'Go Ape!'

29th April 2012

 

 Staff at Richmond Painswick will kick start MS week off with a thrilling experience on one of the longest 'Zip Wires' in the UK on Sunday 29 April.

On the 1st May we plan to have a day full of fun and information on MS. 

We will have a ‘Cake Break’ which will be ongoing throughout the day!  The Wellness Spa will be holding 'Keep fit' esessions and a MS representatives will be on hand to answer any questions – we may even have a celebrity visiting!!!  

 



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