Afternoon tea raises home’s profile

Darsdale Home manager Sue Henderson and Cllr Clive Wood with Angela Brudenell, Mandy Clarke, John Wood, Cllr Pauline Williams and Colin Eaton at the launch of the home's new website and brochure
Darsdale Home manager Sue Henderson and Cllr Clive Wood with Angela Brudenell, Mandy Clarke, John Wood, Cllr Pauline Williams and Colin Eaton at the launch of the home's new website and brochure

Staff, residents and visitors enjoyed tucking into home-made afternoon teas at a special event held at Darsdale Residential Home in Raunds.

The guests, who included East Northamptonshire Council chairman Cllr Clive Wood and Raunds Town councillor Pauline Williams, enjoyed afternoon tea and a guided tour of the care home, where they had the opportunity to see the facilities and chat with residents.

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB), which has owned and operated Darsdale Home since 1949, put on the special event to raise awareness of the home and spread the message that their home can offer respite or long-term care to people with a variety of needs, not just those who are visually impaired.

The charity’s marketing manager Stefanie Weldon also unveiled and launched Darsdale’s new-look brochure and website after months of hard work and gave guests the opportunity to watch their new 60 second care home video which features on the new website.

Stefanie Weldon said: “We would like to thank everyone that supported our event.

“Guests said they really enjoyed it and found it very informative. It’s great we have been able to invest in new marketing materials for Darsdale Home, incorporating a new logo and photos of our home and residents.

“We hope the new brochure, video and website will help us raise our profile and increase awareness locally and nationally.

“We felt it necessary to rebrand and re-launch Darsdale Home with a separate identity from NAB and hope this will attract more enquiries and interest as people realise we are a care home which can offer care solutions for individuals with a variety of needs.”

To find out more about Darsdale Home call 01933 622457, visit www.darsdale.org.uk or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.