Lymm residents rose to the occasion at Cheshire Grange

Cheshire Grange, the new 50-bed care home providing nursing and dementia care to the Lymm community, was officially opened by two specially chosen Lymm residents and supported by the Mayor of Warrington.

Mrs Irene Rowley and Mr Joe Griffiths were nominated as stalwarts of the local community to open Cheshire Grange. Irene, well-known in the Lymm Baptist Church, is a respected part of the congregation. Mrs Rowley is involved in a lot of fundraising to raise money for young children in Brazil and Mr Griffiths is a dedicated Parish Councillor and supports many local community projects.

The day was a huge success and everyone raised a glass of Champagne to toast Cheshire Grange as the plaque was unveiled. Guests took tours of the beautifully designed home while a brass band provided entertainment and a splendid home-made afternoon tea was enjoyed by all.

The Mayor of Warrington arrived to plant a tree in the garden to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and Daisy Knowles, who named the home, also planted a Cheshire Rose in the landscaped grounds. The Lymm May Queen and Rose Queen also cut the celebratory cake.

There was also an opportunity to raise some money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation by buying from country market stalls that sold cards, local produce, home-made sweets with proceeds going to charity.

Joanne Revie, General Manager at the home, said: "The day has been a huge success and we are looking forward to welcoming our first residents to Cheshire Grange in the coming weeks.”