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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal

1st October 2014

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal

Every year Richmond Northampton are the local drop off point for the "Samaritans Operation Christmas Child Appeal".

Residents and staff will try and fill many boxes themed for either a Girl or Boy and an appropriate age sticker for the inside contents is displayed along with £2 for the postage of the box.

The box can contain many different items from sweets, toys and education items.  Boxes must be wrapped in Christmas Paper.

In 2012 we sent 58 shoe boxes to the Samaritans Purse Appeal and residents were delighted to receive a letter of thanks in March 2013.

This year we will have the help from our local youth club who are going to come along to wrap the boxes.

If you would like a leaflet containing information on everything you need for the box and a shoe box please call Christopher Rayatt-Howard on 01604 432635.

We start collecting completed Shoe boxes from July 2014 until 12th October 2014 and every year the local shoe company Padders donate new shoe boxes.


Macmillan Coffee Morning at Richmond Bede Village

6th October 2014

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Richmond Bede Village

On Friday 26th September, the staff and residents at Richmond Retirement Village in Bedworth
took part in Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning to help raise money for Macmillan cancer support. 

There was plenty of tea, coffee and cakes for all to enjoy, and a tombola; with all proceedings
going to Macmillan.  

Louise Smith, Activities Manager said “There were thousands of events up and down the country
and we managed to raise £277. We were very proud to be part of it, and would like to thank everyone who supported on the day.”

Cancer is the toughest fight most people will ever face, but the funds raised for Macmillan means that nobody has to go through it alone. The money raised will help Macmillan nurses and therapists continue their fantastic work with their patients.

For more information about Bede Village, please call 024 76645544.

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2014

9th October 2014

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2014

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis was at Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN  Lucy Brooks Team Leader from our Wellness Spa ran in the Bournemouth marathon festival on Sunday 5th October 2014.This was her first marathon taking her along the stunning coastal location of Bournemouth and Poole.
 Lucy was running for Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis chosen charity for 2014 Oxfordshire
Alzheimer’s Society. Lucy left Kings Park around 10am to start the 26.2-miles run of her life, it was a lovely course with breath taking scenery. There were lots of crowds, cheering, shouting out competitor’s names and the charities they were running on behalf of and the event was very well organized. Lucy came home safely and crossed the finishing line in 4hrs:47mins.




Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa

9th October 2014

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa

Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa launches NEW 8 week course to get in shape to face the Winter with a smile




 Wednesdays 6.00pm –

By the end of the 8 weeks course you will be confident on
how to train and what to eat for a healthy lifestyle.

NOW ONLY £40.00 non members, with classes £60.00  or £30.00  for Spa Members

Course includes:
Nutrition and Exercise Advice
BMI Checks 
Weight Loss Advice


Find us on facebook:facebook.com/LetcombeRegisWellnesspa AND now follow us on twitter @WellnesspaLR or call Tel 01235 774575 to talk to one of our Fitness Instructors.




Bede Art Group exhibits work at Nuneaton Art Gallery

11th October 2014

Bede Art Group exhibits work at Nuneaton Art Gallery

We are proud to announce that the Bede Village Art Group will be exhibiting their work at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.

The Museum and Art Gallery is set in the beautiful surroundings of Riversley Park. The museum plays host to a lively temporary exhibitions programme. It also has permanent displays of art and social history. There is also a gallery dedicated to local writer George Eliot.

The Bede Art Group was formed in October 2011 by Pauline Ritchie, an occupant at Richmond Bede Retirement Village. After villagers had expressed an interest in drawing and painting, Pauline’s son, Stuart Ritchie kindly offered to host some free art sessions for our villagers offering an insight to drawing and painting. Stuart Ritchie is a highly accomplished digital designer & art director in his own right. Some of the villagers already had a shared interest and some have never drawn or painted before. After a few years, Stuart had to discontinue with the class due to work commitments. But Bede villagers decided to continue with the sessions with the assistance and support of Activities Manager Louise Smith, who has a huge interest in art herself. The Bede Art group consists of various levels and abilities. However, they’ve certainly proved that it is still possible to learn new things... at any age!

The exhibition will take place from Saturday 11 October to Sunday 7 December 2014.

For further information about the activities and events at Bede Village, please call us on 024 76645544.


Tea Books working with our book club

13th October 2014

We relaunched Book Club in association with Tea Books with our first read being Nicci French's 'Until it's over'. A lively and interesting group.

Recruitment Fair for Nurses and Carers

14th October 2014

New Jobs for Nurses and Carers coming to Witney

Recruitment Fair - Four Pillars, Witney,

Wednesday 12th November 3pm – 9pm

Richmond Witney, who are developing a new retirement village at Coral
Springs Witney, are holding a Recruitment Fair for Nurses and Carers at The
Four Pillars Hotel Witney on Wednesday 12th November, from 3pm until
9pm. Although Richmond Witney isn’t due to open until the Spring of 2016, there
will be an opportunity to work at Richmond Letcombe Regis, their sister
village, for 18 months prior to moving to the brand new Witney village.

This event is especially for Nurses and Carers so that they can
understand more about their role within an award winning retirement village.

For nearly 20 years Richmond Villages have been at the forefront of
retirement living, offering a combination of a socially active community with
the reassurance of first class domiciliary, nursing and dementia care. 

It has been said that Nurses often dismiss the thought of working in an
elderly care environment in favour of working in a hospital.  However, when people see the wonderful
environment that you can work within and the amazing difference that you can
make to someone’s wellbeing, working at a Richmond Village becomes a very
appealing proposition.

Throughout the event qualified Nurses and Carers will have the
opportunity to speak to experienced members of Richmond Villages staff to find
out more about the village and the roles available. 

In addition to an excellent working environment, Richmond Villages offer
highly competitive rates, 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, an in-house
training package and support with professional development.

For more information on the event please call Laura Hoskin on 01235
773970 or email Laura.hoskin@richmond-villages.com For further information on
Richmond Witney please visit www.richmond-villages.com/witney



Richmond Letcombe Regis Message in Bottle

20th October 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Message in Bottle

Message in a Bottle is free to the user and is funded by Oxfordshire Lions Clubs

The process is simple:
Collect you bottle from your GP, Chemist or request
directly from a Lions club
Complete the form with the details requested
Add a copy of your latest repeat prescription
If you have a DNACPR form, place the tear off slip in the
Place one of the sticky labels on the INSIDE of the main
door to you premises
Place the other sticky label on the door of your fridge
Relax and keep safe

To contact Oxfordshire Lions Club directly Tel: 07974 486846



October Gardening Tips Richmond Letcombe Regis

20th October 2014

October Gardening Tips Richmond Letcombe Regis

October Gardening Tips

Finish planting spring bulbs such as narcissi and crocuses - tulips can wait until November.

For a natural look, throw handfuls of bulbs in the air and plant them where they land.

Cut back perennials that have died down - do not cut back the less hardy perennials such as penstemoms and hardy fuchsias -leave until they begin to shoot from the base in spring.

Lift and bring tender perennials inside before frosts cause any damage.

Support tall flowers - autumn can be windy so make sure any tall flowers are supported.

Collect seed heads - collect seed heads from perennials, alpines, trees and shrubs.

Happy gardening to put your garden to bed for the winter 

Murder & Mystery at Richmond Nantwich

23rd October 2014

Murder & Mystery at Richmond Nantwich

It was a night of intrigue and mystery recently at Richmond Village Nantwich when
Manager Lynne Griffin transformed into her alter-ego of Lady Lynne Richmond-Plum
to welcome guests from the famous game of “Cluedo” for dinner.

Miss Scarlett, Mrs Peacock, Captain Mustard and Madame Rose were joined by Residents
of the Village for dinner and as Mrs White and Wadsworth the Butler served up
the starter, a gunshot was heard followed by a blood-curdling scream of “murder”.

The evening continued and as more “clues” were revealed, it was Inspector Stuart and her
team who correctly named Mrs Peacock and the candlestick as the culprit and

Lady Richmond-Plum remarked “We have all had a fantastic time, well apart from the
murder of course!” Captain Mustard, played convincingly by Sales and
Development Director Paul Jackson went on to add “What a spiffing evening.” This
was despite his fake moustache refusing to stay attached to his upper lip.

Thanks must go to Sian Walker-Hirst, Village Adviser and also member of The Nantwich
Players for writing the script. Watch out for news of the next Murder Mystery
night at Richmond Nantwich in aid of the Mayor of Nantwich, Chris Farrall’s
charities, which is due to be held in February next year.




Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis at Wantage Literary Festival

23rd October 2014

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis at Wantage Literary Festival

WW1 History Wantage Literary Festival

Veteran reporter Kate heads for Wantage

Kate Adie

Award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie will be headlining at this year’s festival with a talk about her latest book ‘Fighting on the Home Front – The Legacy of Women in World War One’

Kate will be appearing at The Beacon, Wantage on Sunday, October 26, to reveal the ways in which women’s lives changed during the First World War and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year. Kate,
who has reported from war zones around the world, presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and is the author of four bestselling books.

Sunday, October 26. 2:30pm. The Beacon, Wantage.
Tickets: £10

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis at Wantage Literary Festival

23rd October 2014

Richmond Villages Letcombe Regis at Wantage Literary Festival

Letcombe Regis sponsoring  Stephen Cooper book The Final Whistle

15 Men Went to War

In The Final Whistle Stephen Cooper traces the lives of 15 of these hitherto nameless ones, among their number a poet, a playwright and a perfumer, whose  war experiences took them to the Western Front, to Mesopotamia, to Turkey, Italy and Dublin. From diverse backgrounds and with diverse war experiences, they are united by their love of rugby, and their gallantry in the face of war; together they paint a portrait in miniature of the human face of the Great War.

‘I cannot recommend [this book] enough.’ (Fergal Keane)

Winner of the Rugby Book of the Year Award 2013.

Cooper, having worked in advertising and as a freelance travel journalist, now runs The Parachute Regiment Charity established to support soldiers of The Parachute Regiment and their families, as well as Airborne Forces members who need help.

Sunday, October 26. 11:30am. The Beacon, Wantage.
Tickets: £7


Richmond Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa Winter Newsletter out now

24th October 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa Winter  Newsletter out now

Treat yourself to a Pamper Day at our Wellness Spa  

Why not and come along and treat yourself to a pamper day or have another beauty treatment in one of our treatment rooms, to start to face the winter.We are here for you why not come along to discuss your beauty treatments with our staff. Party time will soon be upon us and we need to be ready to rock and roll all night through.

Contact Wellness Spa on Tel:01235 774575 and discuss your requirements with our Spa staff.


Richmond Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa Christmas Market

24th October 2014

Richmond Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa Christmas Market

Christmas Market coming to Letcombe Regis Wellness Spa

On Wednesday 19th November 2014 starting at 6pm shop until you drop, then why not enjoy a glass of wine and a few nibbles. Shopping for those special gifts for your loved ones and family here at the Wellness Spa.

There will be a wide range of Christmas market stalls for you to browse around from handbags to designer ladies fashions we will have something for everyone.

Welcome everyone to this very special Christmas Market Event.


Words & Music for an Autumn Day

26th October 2014

Words & Music for an Autumn Day

Fred Allman returns to Richmond Nantwich to present an afternoon of Words and Music for Autumn including poems, short stories and songs around the theme.

Join him on Sunday 26th October in The Alpine Suite from 2.30pm

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