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Ann Charlton Lodge Summer Fair-12th August 2023

We hosted our annual summer fair last week and had another brilliant turn out! Through the generosity of all of our supporters we managed to raise an amazing £1549!

We had stalls from small local businesses, the local fire engine attended and even had their faces painted! The local police attended so the children could sound the sirens and try on the uniform. A lot of effort all round from everyone involved. Such a brilliant day!


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£1000 Donation from Mitsubishi Chemical

We received an amazing donation from Mitsubishi Chemical of £1000.

An amazing donation that will make such a difference within the lodge. Thankyou! 


Cape to Cape Mountain Bike Fundraiser
Neil Gibb, a relative of one of our residents is doing the cape to cape mountain bike race in Australia to raise funds for Ann Charlton Lodge. We are extremely grateful for this and would love to give everyone the opportunity to support Neil. You can use the link below to donate through Neil's GoFundMe page.

King's Coronation Celebrations-Friday 5th May
Residents, staff, friends & family had a brilliant time celebrating the king's coronation. Funded by the Woodsmith foundation, celebrations went ahead with lots of decorations, fun games and a sea of coronation colours. Even the food was in with the theme. Check out our coronation trifle & cupcakes!


Easter Coffee Morning- 5th April 
Wow what a turnout this morning! Thankyou all for taking the time to support the lodge we managed to raise an amazing £637.19 🥰

ZooLab were a huge hit everyone loved the creepy crawlies 🕷️🐍


We would like to thank everyone who helped from donations for the Raffle, Tombola & the cake stall to selling raffle tickets and spreading the word for us! We are always very grateful ☺️


We hope to see you all at our next event 🥰

Sponsored Walk for Ann Charlton Lodge 

Gill Harrison and her friend Denise Hardy walked 100km along St Cuthberts Way finishing at Holy Island, raising spsonsorship in memory of Gill’s son, Mark Robinson.

It was a lovely tribute to Mark and a much appreciated gesture. They raised a staggering £765! Thankyou very much, the lodge is very grateful.

St Cuthbert's Way bridges the border between Scotland and England,covering 100km from Melrose  where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, to  Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast.

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Fantastic Summer Fair

The Lodge  began the celebrations of it/s 30th Anniversary with a summer fair. Scores, if not hundreds of visitors turned out to support the Ann Charlton Lodge's fund-raising day. Families and friends set out tombolas, craft stalls and outdoor games including a bouncy castle. The real 'live' fire engine was a great attraction for the children who all enjoyed a few bee-barps on the sirens and horn!

Together with the proceeds of a summer raffle, the day raised well over £2000 which will be used for the benefit of residents of the Lodge.

A million thanks to everyone who helped and supported on the day!


'Friends' Group re-launched

The Friends of Ann Charlton Lodge support group has been relaunched. Already a new Facebook page has been created to keep residents, friends and supporters in touch  with one another.

The Friends Group plays a vital part in providing many of the 'extras' such as occasional outings and parties and special events that all add to the quality of life at Ann Charlton Lodge.

Defibrillator donated to Lodge

'Be-Like-Tom'  is a local charity that has provided 35 Automatic Defibrillators in memory of 35-year old Tom Sievert who died of a heart attack.

The Sievert family have donated a defibrillator to the Ann Charlton Lodge. Primarily for the benefit of residents, it is also available 24/7 to the general public in the immediate vicinity of the Lodge.

'We are most grateful for their generous support and the gift of this life-saving equipment,' said Peter Wilson who chairs the Trustees of the Lodge.

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Chris McReynolds of 'Be-like-Tom' presents the defibrillator to nurse Elizabeth Dalton and Lodge Manager Sarah Jemson

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