If you or anyone you know is a carer, you can meet others in a similar position and access support at our Carers’ Lunch every 2nd Friday, from 12.30pm-2.30pm, at Jecca’s House.
We are now running a Walking Group every first Friday of the month, from 10.30am-11.30am. Meet at Jecca’s House. Join us if you fancy a stroll.
Join us at our Coffee Morning, every 3rd Friday each month, All welcome, carers, patients, family members, neighbours that might be supporting people in the community. Coffee and cake and a chat! Please note, on Good Friday, our Coffee Morning will not be taking place.
Starting 22nd April, we will be holding a garland making workshop, run by Jen Tedstone, open to those who have been people diagnosed with cancer or another life limiting illness, their carers, or people who have been recently bereaved.
To book any of the above groups, please call: 01386 840505.
Running for Campden Home Nursing
Tor Wilkes, from Welford, is running The Shakespeare Marathon on Sunday 24 April for Campden Home Nursing. Tor, who has never run a marathon before, is passionate about supporting the charity, as the cause is close to her heart, since losing her mum during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a good friend of Di Mason, whose husband, Bob, was cared for by Campden Home Nursing and her story is very different to that of Di and Bob’s.
Tor said: “The right to die at home and the difference it can make is huge. During the pandemic this was more acute than ever, as hospital visits were exceedingly difficult. My Mum was diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer. She died at the rehabilitation hospital after spending two months in hospital. We had been allowed just one visit in her final two months of life. It was utterly terrible. This is in stark contrast to my wonderful friends, Bob and Diane Mason, who were supported by the incredible Campden Home Nursing.”
You can donate to Tor’s page at: www.campdenhomenursing.enthuse.com/pf/tor-wilkes.
Shepherds Close Open Day, 14 May 2022
After a hiatus of two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the stunning Shepherds Close garden will be open to the public with thanks to owner, Rita Down, in memory of her beloved husband, Roger, who was a passionate and talented gardener.
This gorgeous hidden gem, in the heart of the Cotswolds, is 3 acres of beautifully kept and imaginatively planned grounds. And at this time of the year, you’ll see the garden at its best.
Thank you to Rita, who is donating funds raised to Campden Home Nursing.
Chipping Campden Open Gardens, 18 -19 June 2022
Chipping Campden Open Gardens 2022 is back this year! This is a great opportunity to visit some stunning Cotswold gardens, kindly opened to the public over the third weekend in June.
Thank you to organisers, Chipping Campden Open Gardens Committee, who have chosen to support Campden Home Nursing, along with Campden Edge again this year.
Gardeners are also encouraged to plant up pots as the ‘Gone Potty’ event last year was a great success. And this year, The Campden Society have agreed to open Wolds End Orchard on the two days of Open Gardens to add another stop on the itinerary.
If you’d like to show your garden this year, please email the Chipping Campden Open Gardens Committee at: email@example.com.
A huge thank you to Jo Calcutt from Broadway, who held a quiz night in memory of her husband, Rich. The quiz raised a massive £2602.50! We are so grateful for her support.
In the last few weeks we have said goodbye to four lovely ladies on our nursing team who have all decided to retire. Many thanks for all you have done for Campden Home Nursing to Ann Brady, Roberta Matthews, Mandy Evans and Chloe Field.
A special mention must go to Naomi Morrey who has worked for Campden Home Nursing for many years. She will be missed by us, as well as many families who she has supported locally. We wish her a very happy retirement.
Helen Makaritis, CEO said “We will all miss Naomi but hope that she will stay involved with CHN in some way going forward. Personally, I will miss Naomi’s calm and sensible approach, she has often been my sounding board and someone who’s opinion I have sought when I needed a straight answer or advice. I know that there are very many families in the community that have benefitted from her support on and off duty. Thank you Naomi for all that you have done for the charity xxx”
Helen Keyte, our Finance Manager, will also leave for a full time post later in April. Huge thanks to Helen for all her work in getting our finances in great shape; you will be missed.
Helen Makaritis, CEO said “We will all miss Naomi but hope that she will stay involved with CHN in some way going forward. Personally, I will miss Naomi’s calm and sensible approach, she has often been my sounding board and someone who’s opinion I have sought when I needed a straight answer or advice. I know that there are very many families in the community that have benefitted from her support on and off duty. Thank you Naomi for all that you have done for the charity.”