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
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.