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Find out the latest news and developments at Brendoncare. 

All media enquiries should be directed to Tania Horrocks by calling 01962 857482 or by clicking here.

Brendoncare supports Southampton Jobsfair

The Brendoncare Foundation will be attending the Southern Daily Echo Jobsfair on Thursday 24 September 2015 at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton.

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Otterbourne resident Diana Fawkes receives Freedom of Bletchley Park

The Old Parsonage, our care home in Otterbourne, hosted a very special ceremony to honour one of its residents for her work before and during the Second World War.

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Daring fundraisers to abseil down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower

This weekend, more than 30 daring fundraisers will be abseiling down one of Portsmouth’s most iconic structures, the Spinnaker Tower, raising money for three local charities.

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Open Doors at Brendoncare

Between 17th and 19th June, we are throwing open our doors as part of our celebrations of National Care Home Open Day.

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National Volunteers’ Week

1-7 June 2015 is National Volunteers’ Week and here at Brendoncare we are taking this opportunity to thank all our amazing volunteers.

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Lottery Funding boost to tackle loneliness at weekends

Brendoncare has received a significant boost for its clubs for older people, with a three-year grant of £118,699 from the Big Lottery Fund to expand its service at weekends.

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Brendoncare staff will be pulling pints at Alton Beer Festival

Staff from Brendoncare Alton will be helping out at the forthcoming Alton Beer Festival, which takes place on May 29th and 30th.

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Could Brendoncare Clubs help you live longer?

Regular exercise as you get older can increase your life expectancy, and the effect can be as powerful as giving up smoking, according to researchers in Norway.

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Weekend clubs: because loneliness doesn’t simply stop on a Friday evening

Brendoncare is joining forces with Hampshire County Council’s Library Service to tackle loneliness among older people at the weekend, by launching new clubs for older people across the county.

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Two new Kurling clubs in Hampshire bring Brendoncare’s total to 80!

Brendoncare Clubs are celebrating a significant milestone, with the opening of two new clubs in May bringing the total number of clubs to 80.

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Clairvoyant Evening to raise money for Brendoncare Stildon

Tickets are now on sale for a Clairvoyant Evening, taking place at Felbridge Village Hall on Wednesday 27th May, to raise money to benefit residents at Brendoncare Stildon.

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Brendoncare Clubs volunteer wins New Milton Citizen of the Year award

Bernie Day, volunteer with the New Milton Get Together club, has been recognised as New Milton's Citizen of the Year at the Town Council's annual meeting.

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Dance Alive! New dance groups for older people

Hampshire-based older people’s charity Brendoncare is opening two new clubs with music and movement to lift the spirits. The new clubs will run in Southbourne and Chandlers Ford.

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National Lottery funding for wellbeing garden at Brendoncare Froxfield

Brendoncare Froxfield is delighted to have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the creation of a sensory garden within the grounds of their care home.

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Brendoncare CEO supports awards for financial leadership

Carole Sawyers, Chief Executive Officer of Winchester-based charity Brendoncare, has been invited to judge the Financial Leadership Awards 2015.

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Weekend volunteering opportunities

We have recently launched a number of weekend clubs in Hampshire and need a range of volunteers to support the running of these sessions.

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Lights, camera, action at Brendoncare Alton!

Brendoncare Alton, a local residential and nursing home, was the scene of a professional photo shoot last week.

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New Kurling Club for Older People in Marchwood

Residents of Marchwood are invited to join a new kurling club starting today at Marchwood Village Hall. The club will meet every Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm, and is open to both men and women.

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Brendoncare Alton welcomes the farm to their home

Brendoncare Alton, a local residential and nursing home, enjoyed an afternoon of fun with local farm animals.

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Brendoncare Alton helps make Easter special for local children

Brendoncare, the local registered charity which cares for older people, is delighted to be supporting local children this Easter, by taking part in Eagle Radio’s Easter egg appeal.

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Tackling loneliness amongst older people at weekends

Hampshire-based charity Brendoncare is opening a new friendship and wellbeing club in Fareham on Saturdays.

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New Kurling Club for Older People in Ringwood

A new indoor kurling club for older people was launched on Wednesday 14th January at the Greyfriars Community Centre in Ringwood.

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Brendoncare Raises Over £32,000 in 30th Anniversary Year

Brendoncare’s “Let’s Do 30!” fundraising campaign has resulted in over £32,000 being raised for the charity.

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Time at weekends?

We run over 70 clubs across Hampshire and Dorset offering a range of activities from multi-sport and kurling through to arts and crafts, lunch clubs and pub clubs for older people.

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Dignity in Action at Brendoncare

Brendoncare Alton is excited to be involved in developing a new model, pioneering the way forward for care homes.

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Dignity Action Day

We believe it is the right of older people to be cared for with dignity and respect. Find out more about how we are celebrating Dignity Action Day.

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Weekend clubs coming soon!

We are delighted to be extending our clubs service with the launch of several clubs at weekends.

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It’s never too late to date!

Looking to spice up your social life? We are holding a special dating evening in Gosport. Come along and meet new friends – and maybe find some romance!

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City Bridge Trust support Sensory Garden at Ronald Gibson House

Brendoncare’s Ronald Gibson House has received a grant of £9,200 to create a sensory garden for elderly residents with dementia. This generous grant was awarded by the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust.

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Brendoncare pays tribute to late Winchester Bishop

All at Brendoncare were saddened to hear of the recent passing of the Rt Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt, Bishop of Winchester between 1995 and 2011.

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Tooting Care Home Opens its Doors to the Public.

Ronald Gibson House opened its doors to the public recently to give the local community a chance to look around the home.

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Ronald Gibson House Residents enjoy a visit to Brighton Beach

Residents from Tooting based care home, Ronald Gibson House enjoyed a trip to the seaside

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Tooting Nursing Home Boosted by Donation from the Santander Foundation.

Residents in a South London care home are to benefit from 6 new special beds for people living with dementia.

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Earlsfield School Performance in Tooting Nursing Home

Over 30 children from Earlsfield school attended nursing home Brendoncare Ronald Gisbson House based in South London Tooting.

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Ronald Gibson House - Summer Fair

Residents at Brendoncare – Ronald Gibson House Care Home, based in South London are looking forward to a trip to Brighton Beach thanks to £400 which was raised at their recent Summer Fair.

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Ronald Gibson House Demonstrate their Commitment to Diversity at their ‘Meal of the Year’

Residents and their families celebrated with staff, volunteers and members of the local community recently when Ronald Gibson House held its annual ‘Meal of the year’.

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Enhanced Sensory Room for Residents in South West London Care Home

A nursing home based in Tooting, South West London has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

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Love Never Gets Old

Ronald Gibson House celebrated Valentine’s Day in style.

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Brendoncare marks its 30th Anniversary with a new appeal and celebrations

Leading Hampshire-based care charity for older people, Brendoncare, celebrated its 30th Anniversary on 14th February 2014 and has launched a year-long fundraising campaign to raise at least £30,000.

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Brendoncare Stildon takes part in ‘I Care… Ambassadors Week’

Brendoncare Stildon are opening their doors to those interested in finding out more about working in a care home.

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Kurling proves Great Success for New Social Club

A new social club for older people has opened in Ringwood offering local residents the chance to meet up and keep active with games such as kurling, skittles and quizzes.

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Count

Are you fed up with having the same old New Year’s Resolutions? Getting fit, eating healthily, taking up a new hobby, giving up alcohol…

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New Club for Older People Launched in Havant Garden Centre

Havant Garden Centre has become host to the latest Brendoncare club.

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New Club for Older People Launched in Fleet Pub

A new social club for older people has opened in a recently refurbished pub in Fleet.

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Annual Event (2013)

Care charity Brendoncare recognises staff and volunteers for exceptional performance

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Silver Sunday enjoyed in Romsey

Over 150 people enjoyed a free afternoon of entertainment, tea and cake at the Crosfield Hall on Sunday 6th October.

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Volunteering News

Volunteering at Brendoncare continues to grow and provide valuable support in the social lives of older people.

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Popular clubs move to new venue

Plans are well underway for two popular social clubs for older people in Havant to move to a new venue.

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Gosport club celebrates new kitchen with a cup of tea

On Tuesday 12th February we were delighted to open a new kitchen at the Brendoncare Club Hampshire centre in Willis Road, Gosport.

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New Social Club brings people together

Residents of Bishop's Waltham are invited to join a new club for older people at St. Peter's Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop's Waltham.

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Saturday Kurling Club a first for Brendoncare Gosport

Residents of Gosport are invited to join a kurling club starting on Saturday 2nd February at The Anchorage, Willis Road, Gosport.

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Winchester charity leads the way in care

Winchester based care group Brendoncare are celebrating after being named Most Innovative Care Group in the UK 2012.

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