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Time Capsule Marks The Start Of Brendoncare’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Hampshire-based charity The Brendoncare Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary on Wednesday 14th February 2024.

To launch the charity’s 40th year, a time capsule will be filled throughout the year with photographs, stories and poems that reflect the celebrations and activities taking place in Brendoncare’s care homes and community clubs. These will show the many different ways in which the charity improves the quality of life for older people.

At the end of the anniversary year, the time capsule will be buried in the grounds of Brendoncare Otterbourne Hill near Winchester.

Brendoncare’s care homes and network of community clubs are holding parties, which will have special themes to mark the anniversary which falls on Valentine’s Day.

Brendoncare is also releasing a cover version of Stevie Wonder’s classic song I Just Called to Say I Love You, the video and recording made by residents, colleagues, volunteers, and club members.

Marianne Wanstall, Brendoncare’s Chief Executive, said: “This is a significant milestone in Brendoncare’s continuing work in providing care homes and a community services that enhance the quality of older people’s lives. This includes constantly finding new, innovative ways to meet their ever-changing needs.

“Our anniversary gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate with all the wonderful people – our residents and mews residents and their relatives, community members, our colleagues and volunteers, who make Brendoncare the vibrant, forward-thinking organisation it is today.”

Marianne Wanstall adds: “Our status as a charitable organisation means we measure success by the impact on people’s lives. We also continue to ensure that the principles on which Brendoncare were founded are still central to our work today and in the future.

“This includes our Care for Life promise that ensures that when we welcome a permanent resident into one of our care homes, they will never be asked to leave due to lack of funds.”