Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare, Countess of Euston, opens Seckford Day Club at Woodbridge Methodist Church

The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Lady Clare Euston cuts the cake to officially opens the new Seckford

The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Lady Clare Euston cuts the cake to officially opens the new Seckford Day Club in Woodbridge at Woodbridge Methodist Church with Sarah Kopferschmitt, head of Seckford Almshouses, Graham Watson director of the Seckford Foundation, and Wendy Evans-Hendrick Chair of Care Commitee and Governor of the Seckford Foundation.

A celebration cake was cut to mark the official opening of a new day club for older people in a Suffolk town.

Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare, Countess of Euston, did the honours at Woodbridge Methodist Church – declaring it the new home of the Seckford Day Club.

Run by Seckford Care, the club will provide care and activities for local older people at the venue’s Octagon Hall.

The official opening followed its recent move from the town’s historic Seckford Almshouses.

Lady Euston shared afternoon tea with Seckford Care colleagues and day club members before cutting the special celebration cake.


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Superintendent minister, the Rev Derek Grimshaw, also joined the celebrations – following which, Lady Euston visited the Seckford Almshouses to see the Seckford Foundation’s very sheltered accommodation and residential care facilities. Sarah Kopferschmitt, head of care at the Seckford Almshouses, said: “We are delighted the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk could join us in marking this special occasion.

“Woodbridge Methodist Church is an excellent space for the day club and we hope it will continue to grow and thrive there.

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“Day club members are already enjoying the new space and its town centre location, as well as continuing with their favourite activities and meeting friends.

“We are grateful to the methodist church for their warm welcome.”

The move to a new venue is the start of an expansion phase for Seckford Care which includes use of the original day club space at the Almshouses for six new en suite bedrooms in the residential care home, Jubilee House.

The Seckford Day Club is open from 9.45am-3.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with some places available for new members on each day.

Exercise classes for older people are also due to be launched on Wednesday mornings.

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