Retirement development’s charity tea is a roaring success

More than £100 has been raised for a local hospice after a charity vintage afternoon tea was held at a popular retirement development.

Members of the local community were invited to attend the special event at Churchill Retirement Living’s Tamarisk Lodge, in East Wittering, to help raise vital funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Visitors were treated to tea, scones and plenty of cake while enjoying live entertainment from local vintage performer Dawn Gracie.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides tailored end of life care both in the community and at its Hospice in Chichester, supporting patients living with a terminal illness, as well as providing care and support for their family and friends.

Amy-Claire Thomas, Lodge Manager at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people visiting the Lodge to help us to raise such a fantastic amount of money for this worthwhile cause. Dawn was very generous performing completely free of charge and we are very grateful for everyone’s support. The work that St Wilfrid’s Hospice does is invaluable to the patients it cares for and their families and we are proud to be supporting the phenomenal work that they do.”

Tamarisk Lodge offers a collection of 26 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and 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 video entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.

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 chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events, in the Owners’ Lounge. They can also take advantage of Churchill’s Reward Card which gives them access to exclusive deals and discounts on a variety of national brands and local retailers.

The development is set in landscaped grounds close to Bracklesham Bay, and approximately half a mile from the shopping centre of East Wittering.

The show complex is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. For more information on Tamarisk Lodge or Churchill Retirement Living, call 01243 717 501 or click here.


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