Special guests at naming ceremony for Deeping St James care home

The opening of Braeburn Lodge Care Home EMN-150513-095617001

The opening of Braeburn Lodge Care Home EMN-150513-095617001

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Two local heroes were welcomed as guests of honour at a naming ceremony for a new care home.

Local dementia support champion Kate Marshall, who manages the Square Hole Club for people affected by early onset dementia, unveiled a commemorative plaque at Braeburn Lodge in Braeburn Road, Deeping St James, to mark the official naming of the new care home.

Inspirational mother Amanda Woodcock, who is much admired in the local area, later planted a Braeburn apple tree in the home’s garden, a nod to the home’s name which was chosen as the site was previously an apple orchard.

Braeburn Lodge is already home to 18 people and two of the first residents cut a cake at the event and guests and residents also enjoyed musical entertainment and speeches were given by Barchester’s chief executive officer Dr Pete Calveley and the new home’s general manager Susan Scarlett.

Braeburn Lodge opened its doors to residents at the end of January. The care home provides quality care to the local area and offers nursing and residential care, as well as specialist dementia care in their Memory Lane Community.

Peter Banbridge, one of the residents, said: “Braeburn Lodge is a little piece of heaven on earth.”

General manager Sue Scarlett said: “It has been wonderful to formally celebrate the start of this journey and I hope that all our guests enjoyed the day as much as we did!”