We may only be in July, but residents at Chaseley have already been enjoying the start of summer.

With big thanks to Knockhatch for their gifted tickets, we have been able to visit a couple of times with some of our residents who have enjoyed meeting the animals up close, participating in the newly opened Sherlock Holmes experience and enjoying the Chestnut Wood Inclusive Adventure Playground, which is specifically designed for people with disabilities.

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee we held a garden party for our residents and their loved ones. We were very lucky with the weather and the wonderful Melodie performed on our balcony and got everyone singing along to some classic hits. We also planted a gorgeous Magnolia Tree in our garden as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project. We would like to thank Kim, our Morrisons’ Community Champion for donating not one, but three Magnolia trees for our residents to nurture and enjoy.

Residents have also been enjoying trips out locally to the pier to enjoy a beer and some live music, Hilliers Garden Centre to choose beautiful plants for our gardens along with a delicious slice of cake. Whilst we were unable to participate in this year’s wonderful carnival, we were able to enjoy it as spectators and residents absolutely loved the variety and brightness of the costumes and parade.

Thank you to everyone who has helped kick-start our summer of fun here at Chaseley, we appreciate your support, kindness and time.

The main source of Chaseley’s funding comes from residents’ fees, which cover the cost of their care package and contributes to the daily running costs of the home. Various commissioning bodies fund the majority of resident care packages and they have just 5% surplus to fund all their additional costs, including the upkeep of their beautiful building, upgrading their equipment, and to provide the extra social and recreational activities and services that enhance the comfort and well-being of their residents, which is why they rely on donations and fundraising.

Chaseley is an independent charity-owned care home located in a stunning location on Eastbourne’s seafront. It is a 55-bed home that specialises in long-term nursing and respite care for people with complex disabilities, such as Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and degenerative neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s disease.

Their multi-disciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and recreational activities, ensuring their person-centred approach is focused on individuals regaining as much independence as possible, so that their psychological well-being and

emotional balance are maintained. In addition to this their facilities included an on-site, fully accessible gym specifically designed for people who are disabled and living in the community.

If you feel that you could support Chaseley by making them your Charity of the Year or potentially host an event on their behalf, please contact Jodie on 01323 744200 or fundraising@chaseleytrust.org.

For further information on the charity contact: Jodie Cornford, Fundraising & Marketing Manager jodiec@chaseleytrust.org Tel: 01323 744200