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Corton House Presentation

A cheque for £250 has been presented to Corton House Ltd from shoppers’ coffee mornings held at Hethersett Methodist Church. 

The regular Saturday morning sessions throughout 2008 raised money for Congolese children and church funds as well as the Norwich residential care home and sheltered housing complex. 

The money has been put towards the development of 19 one bedroomed flats at the sheltered housing section of Corton House in Brakendon Close which will be officially opened by Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich University Foundation Hospital NHS Trust David Prior on February 5th

There is a strong Hethersett link with the Corton House complex as church member Barbara Holmes is also chair of Corton House Ltd, a none profit making company run by a board of 10 volunteers. Mrs Holmes has been involved with Corton House for 10 years and been at the forefront of overseeing the £2.18 million refurbishment programme to turn 24 bedsits into 19 one bedroomed flats with assisted bathrooms and a common room. 

The refurbishment was undertaken in three phases with the tenants remaining on site throughout and much of the finance coming from grants and fundraising which included a “buy a brick scheme.” 

Hethersett Methodist Church will be augmenting their shoppers’ coffee sessions over the next six weeks. Coffee will be available from 10 a.m until noon and will be followed by winter warmer lunches from noon.

Our photograph shows the Rev Derek Grimshaw presenting the Corton House cheque to Barbara Holmes.