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Westergate residents make their mark

24th January 2007

Residents at Westergate House in West Sussex took part in Barchester's flag signing ceremony last week, helping to raise money for Barchester's healthcare foundation.

The travelling flag is visiting Barchester homes nationwide to be signed by the oldest resident in each.

The signatory also has their photo taken and their stories detailed in a special book, called Adventures of a Barchester Flag.

Bucks fizz and canapes helped celebreate the morning the flag came to Westergate, when 102-year-old Eva Cothy and 101-year-old Ivy Gibson made their mark.

The Mayor of Chichester and councillor Rob Campling were special guests at the signing, supporting the foundation which provides grants for people who need extra care.

Katherine Mackay, 95, was the first person to sign the flag at Scotland's Pentland View Care Home in Thurso, Scotland, on August 8th.

The Barchester Healthcare Foundation aims to make a difference to older people and adults living with a disability, supporting practical solutions that help people maintain their independence and dignity.