Care home safeguarded

I am sure that many of your readers will be pleased to read that the sale of Victoria Lodge Residential Care Home in Coldstream to Berwick Care Homes Limited had completed after many months of uncertainty and anxiety for residents.

Readers may recall my earlier letter which told of the group that had formed in response to the threatened closure in the summer, the group we now call Friends of Victoria Lodge. Friends, with the management and staff of Victoria Lodge, hope to offer all the support and assistance they can with daily activities and ongoing projects.

Friends will be holding an informal, inaugural meeting on February 27 at 3pm in Coldstream Parish Church Hall, and a warm welcome is extended to all who may be interested in becoming involved, whether helping with activities, visiting or fundraising. We would be particularly keen to hear from anybody with a keen interest in landscape gardening as we very much hope to to transform the rear patio in time for the summer.

Craig Wood

on behalf of Friends of Victoria Lodge