Bench donated to Clifton Lodge as thank you gift

February 26, 2019

An engraved bench has been donated to Clifton Lodge Care Home which is run by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) by the family of Grietje Gadsden, a former resident there.

Mr Chris Gadsden said:

“Clifton Lodge is a wonderful place that my wife was lucky to spend her last six months in. Grietje was treated really well during her time there and we want everyone to know what a wonderful place it is.”

Mark Gadsden, son of Mrs Gadsden, completed a 26-mile walk from Romford to Clifton Lodge on the day the bench was delivered and raised £2,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Clifton Lodge in Westcliff has 35 bedrooms and allows residents to live in a homely environment. The residents enjoy a packed programme of activities such as singing, games and a variety of entertainment from invited guest performers. Families and carers are also encouraged to participate.

Pippa Crocket, Nursing Home Manager at Clifton Lodge said:

“Clifton Lodge is a great place to work. We often hear residents belting out songs after lunch and it’s really good to hear. We are guests in our residents’ homes and it is a privilege to be there and work with such wonderful people.”