A very warm welcome to all visitors, supporters and friends. I would just like to give you an update as to where we are in view of the torrid year we have all had to face. Sadly the Home has had to remain closed since the 16th March denying people a much needed break. In effect the charity is a big house with shared facilities throughout and under such circumstances it is impossible to create a covid free environment. People’s health and welfare must always come first.
Just when we thought that this horrible virus was starting to recede and were giving thought to re-opening for November and the run up to Christmas back it came with a vengeance. The government’s directive that no two families must meet up in an indoor environment has meant that the Home must remain closed for now and it is unlikely to reopen before the 1st March 2021. As a result of the year we have had I anticipate the charity being very busy as soon as we are up and running again.
I would like to say a very heartfelt thanks to all those lovely people that have supported this charity through this difficult time. It has been hard for charities in general and we have been affected like many others, doors closed and unable to host any fund raising events. The Home was opened by Lady Tennyson on the 31st October 1907 and apart from a period when it was used by soldiers for recuperation it is the first time it has been closed in well over 100 years. Poverty is still rife today, the need is as great as ever, the war didn’t finish the charity and neither will this virus!!!
Please spare a thought for the Homes Committee of Management, they have put in a fantastic team effort to make use of social media and our website to create virtual events and fundraisers to try and raise the charity’s profile and much needed funds. May I ask you to look through our website and Facebook page to view their efforts which includes our renowned Christmas Tree sale, a fantastic Christmas raffle and virtual Christmas market (links below). People who know Sharon and myself are well aware that we are complete dinosaurs when it comes to computers and social media so full credit to those involved.
We would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and hopefully to a New Year that brings a bit of normality back to all our lives.
Stay safe and thank you.
Sharon & Dave Adamson.
MCH Website – https://www.mellorcountryhouse.co.uk
MCH Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/mellorcountryhouse
MCH Christmas Delights Virtual Market page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/387269342384605/