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Eight charities name care communities at Barchester's newest home

Ribbon cutting

Eight charities have each received a £200 donation from Barchester's newest care home, The Fernes Care Home in Fareham as a thank you for naming the home’s care communities.

Fit for Felix, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, RNLI Locks Heath, Dementia Friendly Hampshire, Alzheimer’s Society, Age Concern Day Centre, Age UK, Rowans Hospice, have all named a community and received donations from the home.

The Fernes, which is due to open in August, held a special event to thank the charities and were joined by The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mrs Connie Hockley, who presented the £200 cheques to representatives from each charity.

Staff at the home were honoured to welcome the mayor and delighted to be joined by the charities and other guests from the community. Ceremonial ribbons were cut to mark the occasion and cream tea and scones were served by the home’s hospitality team.

The naming of these communities and the cheque presentations celebrates the friendship between The Fernes and the local charities while showing the care home’s commitment to building relationships within the local community.

The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Connie Hockley, said: “It was a pleasure to present the cheques to the charities and it’s a lovely gesture from the Care Home.  The employees at the care home will provide much needed high-quality residential care to its elderly residents and I look forward to welcoming them to Fareham.”

The Fernes is due to open this month and staff are looking forward to welcoming the very first residents into the stunning, purpose-built home. The home offers residential care services and dementia care within its specialised Memory Lane Communities. 

For more information about The Fernes Care Home, please visit the home's webpage: https://www.barchester.com/home/the-fernes-care-home