Vacancies at RMBI Homes|
The RMBI has 17 Homes across England
and Wales that have a variety of options
to help the Masonic community. These
include residential, nursing and respite
care, Elderly Mentally Frail (EMF) units
and some sheltered accommodation.
We want our older Brethren and their
dependants to be in first class care and the
RMBI needs to ensure its resources are
maximised by keeping vacancies to a
minimum. The vacancy levels at the
Homes change from week to week so
it is best to contact the RMBI in regards
to specific Homes.
There are four Homes in particular
that presently have immediate vacancies:
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales Court –
Purpose-built in 1973 and refurbished in
2000, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
Court is a spacious and friendly residential
care home which stands in extensive, wellkept
grounds in a residential area of this
friendly, quiet seaside town. It is close to the
promenade and five minutes from the beach.
The Home provides residential and
nursing care for up to 56 people. Each
resident has their own en suite bed sitting
room overlooking the garden. Five
comfortable lounges provide space to
relax or socialise. As in all our homes,
residents are actively supported in their
pursuits and pastimes, with trips and
activities arranged regularly.
Call Home Manager Mrs Jeanette Davies
on 01656 785 311 for more information.
Lord Harris Court – Wokingham,
Lord Harris Court is a large, comfortable
Home of modern design, built in 1972 and
stands in spacious grounds adjoining the
Berkshire Masonic Centre in Sindlesham,
The Home is surrounded by wellmaintained
lawns, an orchard, an ornamental
pond and summer houses, all of which have
disabled access and a variety of seating areas.
Lord Harris Court can also provide both
residential and nursing care. The Home
is able to accommodate 90 residents in
centrally heated, furnished, bed-sitting
rooms with en-suite facilities, some including
showers. There are three large lounges and a
library providing space to relax or socialise.
Call Home Manager Miss Liz Fleming
on 0118 978 7496 for more information.
Scarbrough Court – Cramlington,
Scarbrough Court is situated in attractive
grounds in a pleasant residential area of
Cramlington, ten miles from Newcastle
and provides residential and nursing care
for up to 49 people.
Each resident has their own bed-sitting
room and five comfortable lounges provide
space to relax or socialise. There are five
south-facing lounges with television sets
and a wide selection of books in both
normal and large print.
There is also a chapel, a hairdressing
salon and a wide variety of trips and activities
Call Home Manager Mrs Caroline Edden
on 01670 712 215 for more information.
Cadogan Court – Exeter, Devon|
Cadogan Court opened in 1986 and is
situated on the outskirts of Exeter with
views over the city to the Cathedral and
within easy reach of Dartmoor, Exmoor
and nearby seaside towns. The Home is
surrounded by well-maintained gardens,
which have disabled access and an
assortment of seating.
Cadogan Court provides both residential
and nursing care and a new, dedicated
nursing wing for up to 15 people was added
in October 2005. Accommodation is
provided for 70 people and each resident
has their own en suite bed sitting room.
There are three large lounges and five small
lounges providing space to relax or socialise.
Call Home Manager Mrs Katharine Fender
on 01392 251 436 for more information.
The Fundraising Cycle
Mike Humphrey is one of these guys who
seem to do things the rest of us read about.
He runs half-marathons, abseils off unusual
structures such as the Humber Bridge or
Grimsby Dock Tower or treks through the
Peruvian Andes at 15,000 to 16,000 feet.
And Mike does this all for charity.
So the RMBI are extremely grateful that
Mike has decided to raise money for us by
cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats
this summer in support of the London appeal.
Amongst the actual cycling he has to
endure, he has managed to organise a flyover
by the Red Arrows, some sponsorship
and lodgings at Centre Parcs as well as a
friend in a helicopter to take some scenic
photos. Mike is keen to make this one of
the biggest individual fundraisers ever for
the RMBI and we are sure you would love
to help him out.
All donations can be sent to: Raymond
Ressner, 14 Welholme Avenue, Grimsby
Ray is kindly acting as Mike’s Treasurer
and we need to keep him busy. The RMBI
website will be tracking Mike’s progress on
the ride, so look out for that when he heads
off on 15 May at www.rmbi.org.uk.
Web site created by Mark Griffin