School children bury time capsule at Pershore retirement development

Churchill Retirement Living has marked the opening of its Nightingale Lodge development in Pershore by inviting local school children to help bury a time capsule on site.

Pupils from Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School joined Owners from the Lodge to bury the time capsule to celebrate the history of the site and its links to Florence Nightingale. The children filled the capsule with drawings and poems about the Lady with the Lamp, after whom the Lodge is named.

Nightingale Lodge, on Defford Road, is situated on the site of the former Pershore Cottage Hospital, which Florence Nightingale helped to raise funds for in 1885, as well as playing a part in the design and build of the new hospital.

Bee Sanders, Year 1 class teacher at Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School, said: “This has been a fun project for the class to get involved in and a wonderful opportunity for the children to celebrate the local history of their home town. We’re very grateful to Churchill Retirement Living for organising the visit - all of the pupils worked very hard on their creations for the time capsule, which I’m sure our descendants will have a lot of enjoyment looking through one day. We had great fun thinking about what people in the future will think when they dig it up!”

Tracy Evans, regional marketing executive at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “We were delighted to host the children from Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School and were grateful for their help in making our time capsule extra special with their fantastic work. Our Owners enjoyed talking with the pupils and hearing all about what they’ve learnt about Florence Nightingale at school, and we hope that some of the same children can return with their own families one day to see the capsule dug up.”

The Lodge on Defford Road comprises 23 one and two bedroom purpose-built apartments for the over 60s located close to the centre of the picturesque market town of Pershore. Due to a high level of interest, viewings are currently being managed on an appointment basis with potential purchasers being encouraged to act quickly to secure their new retirement apartment in Worcestershire.

Apartments at Nightingale Lodge boast spacious rooms throughout and are an ideal combination of design and functionality. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security, 24 hour emergency call system and Lodge Manager.

With less to worry about, Owners will have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits which will be on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, and enjoying a stroll or chat with neighbours in the landscaped gardens. They can also benefit from Churchill’s Reward Card which gives them access to exclusive deals and discounts on a variety of national brands and local retailers.

Pershore is an unspoiled, picturesque market town, famed for its elegant Georgian architecture and magnificent Abbey. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and picturesque villages, and is a haven for ramblers and cyclists. Renowned for its independent shops, the Lodge is just a short walk from the High Street where there are many specialist shops, an undercover market and welcoming pubs and restaurants. This beautiful new development is situated close to Abbey Park, where Pershore Bowling Club can be found, along with the Abbey itself.

For more information on Nightingale Lodge or to make an appointment please call 01386 306 275 or click here.