Nantwich Activities and Events
Each village has its own event organiser and a varied program of events and
activities to suit all interests. Please see below for news of all our events
activities at Nantwich Village.
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Last Christmas we were surprised and delighted to receive handfuls of Christmas cards made by
one of the classes at Leighton Academy in Crewe. This gesture touched many people’s hearts and recently we have been able to say a small thank you to some of the children involved by inviting them to Richmond Nantwich. They also brought their reading books and treated Residents of the Village to an afternoon of story-telling following which the children were awarded certificates for
being excellent “Book Worms”!
Former teachers Miss Margaret Wooldridge of Crewe Grammar School and Mrs Barbara Jackson from Stourbridge were two of the Village Residents involved. Mrs Jackson remarked “We
had a super afternoon listening to the very talented children and hope theycome back to see us soon.”
We have recently had the pleasure of welcoming Frances Donkin, daughter of one of our residents and the lady behind Rhythm Time Cheshire; music classes for babies and pre-school
children. Some of the lovely mums and babies who attend the classes each week came along to Richmond Nantwich and what a fantastic afternoon it was with all generations in one room having a wonderful time together. There were smiles all round and even our Maintenance guy Gary Lawton was in on the act.
Thank you from all of us here at Richmond Nantwich - we hope to see you all again very soon.
Richmond Nantwich is situated on the edge of the Elizabethan market town of Nantwich. This beautiful town has many different events throughout the year including a World Famous Cheese Show, a Food Festival and a Music and Jazz weekend to name but a few.
Nantwich also hosts weekly markets plus special Artisan markets including A Farmer’s Market, Antique and Vintage Fayres and now a Flower Market!
This will be the town’s first Flower Market and it will be held in the town square on Saturday 17th June. With the beautiful St Mary’s Church as a backdrop and plenty of cafes to enjoy a coffee we can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday!
There were wedding bells in the air recently at Richmond Nantwich as two members of staff sealed the knot.
Senior Village Adviser Nicola married Director Paul Jackson over the May Bank Holiday weekend but only after getting the seal of approval from the Village Residents! Nicola, along with her son and bridesmaids (all members or former members of staff) called at the Village on the way to the ceremony where Nicola received a blessing from visiting Rev Ken Smallwood of St Mary’s Church in Wistaston before jumping in to the Richmond Village Bus and heading off to the venue.
Nicola remarked “I have received so many cards and well wishes from residents and their families that I thought it would be lovely if they could see me on the day itself.” Jane-Ann Stubbs, Activity Organiser had arranged for the blessing from Rev Smallwood and added “ We all loved seeing
Nicola and her bridal party and wish her and Paul a very happy future together”.
Staff at Richmond Village Nantwich presented a cheque for £3449.07 to the Alzheimer’s Society
recently after a year of fundraising.
During this time raffles were held, cakes baked (and eaten) and lots of cups of coffee poured to
raise much needed funds for the charity. In addition a number of thrill-seeking staff took part in a sky-dive with three of these brave people on hand to present the cheque.
Alzheimer’s Society representative Ashley Dodd remarked “This is an amazing achievement and
we would like to thank everyone for their efforts and generosity in raising this much money.”
Village Manager Lynne Griffin added “We actually raised more through donations from our
residents which have been given directly to the charity so we are all delighted to be able to help in such a fantastic way.”
Richmond Village Nantwich had a very special visitor recently as Senior Carer Charlotte
Chesters brought her 2 week old son Carter in to meet residents and staff.
Whilst here, Carter met the Village’s oldest resident, Mrs Lena Arger who at the grand age
of 103 has held more new born babies than most! He also met former Grammar School teacher Margaret Dunn although we think he may be a little young for Classical Study lessons just yet!
Lena, who managed to ensure Carter stayed sound asleep, remarked “Isn’t he lovely, such a bonny little chap!” with Charlotte adding “It’s been lovely to bring him in to meet everybody as I’ve had so many good wishes from everyone.”
Village Manager Lynne Griffin has already pencilled him as a possible member of staff
although it will be a few years yet before he can officially start!