47 Colchester Road
Chalkney House the residential home on Colchester Road White Colne, is the home to up to 45 people. Ranging from 65 of age to 90++ nearly all have various stages of dementia and other elderly ailments. Some have families and friends who visit on a regular basis others have little or no visitors.
We the activities staff, Caroline and Marion work tirelessly to make our resident life more interesting and fulfilling, we arrange and book entertainment, we organise themed events, Christmas bazaars , summer fetes, cheese and wine parties, pantomimes and much much more, during the year we raise funds to finance these events and activities and this money as you can imagine has to stretch a long way.
The reason for this letter is to try and encourage people to become “A Friend Of Chalkney House” to give our residents even wider experience of everyday life. if you have some time to spare to become a “friend” or a talent you can share, singing in a choir, play an instrument, theatrical group, gardening, or local speaker with a slide show or Petting dogs/animals you would all be welcome ..last but not least our residents love to see children, so a visits from local scout / Cubs / brownies or Beaver groups (which may help gain badges) or any other groups would be very welcome.