Churchill Supports The Devon Air Ambulance With Their Charitable Donation

Churchill Retirement Living has marked the naming of its new Otter Lodge in Honiton, with a £100 donation to local charity Devon Air Ambulance Trust.


Otter Lodge welcomed Support Engagement Officer Steffan Anderson-Thomas from Devon Air Ambulance Trust to accept the cheque donation.


Otter Lodge takes its name from the nearby River Otter, which featured in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Sonnet to the River Otter’. The river is also the only river in England to contain a wild breeding population of beavers, making the Lodge the ideal place for wildlife lovers to spend their retirement. The town itself is within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so there is plenty of outdoor beauty to explore.


Caroline Haswell, Regional Marketing Manager for Churchill South West comments: “Donating to such a worthy cause in the local area is such a great way of marking the naming of Otter Lodge. We’ve historically worked with Devon Air Ambulance Trust with our other developments in the area, so it’s great to continue supporting them and the work they do for the local community.


The Devon Air Ambulance Service is a charity close to our hearts in Honiton, with one of their community landing sites being located at Honiton Rugby Club, which is overlooked by the Lodge. Owners can also support the charity at a local level by visiting their shop on the high street”.


The development, which is now under construction, will comprise of 57 one- and two-bedroom privately owned apartments. Owners will benefit from the use of an exclusive Owner’s Lounge, complete with a coffee bar and views of landscaped gardens that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Offering safe and secure living for the over 60s, the development will feature a secure camera entry system, as well as a Lodge Manager to help with any queries Owners may have.


Honiton itself is famed for its café culture and lacemaking. The history of the lacemaking industry of the town can be experienced in the local All Hallows Museum. Dating back to the 13th Century, it is the oldest building in Honiton and hosts the world’s most extensive display of Honiton lace. Those interested in history will find plenty to occupy themselves, with the town being regarded as the antiques capital of the South West.


To find out more about Otter Lodge contact us now!