photos: Royal visitor welcomed at Burnham-On-Sea care home
Royal visitor made a special visit to Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday
afternoon (April 30th).
Duke of Gloucester visited Beaufort House residential care home
in Rectory Road, which has undergone a major refurbishment over
the past five years.
home is owned and run by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
(RABI) and the majority of its residents are from farming backgrounds.
Duke, who is the charitys president, met residents and staff
during his visit and heard more about its refurbishment
project at the home.
House - a former school set in two acres of landscaped grounds
- is one of two residential homes in the UK run by RABI, a grant-making
charity that helps farmers and farmworkers, giving out £2m
visiting Beaufort House on Thursday were the Lord-Lieutenant of
Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw, The High Sheriff of Somerset, The Honourable
Mrs James Nelson, and the Chief Executive of Sedgemoor District
Council, Mr Kerry Rickards plus RABI Chairman Mr Chris Riddle
and fellow trustees.
Burrows, RABI Chief Executive, said: "We are very proud of
the quality of care we provide at Beaufort House and the excellent
team of staff."
Luck, manager of Beaufort House, added: "We were honoured
to welcome the charitys president to Beaufort for his first
visit to our wonderful home to
see the wonderful work we do and the completed refurbishment of
added: "Beaufort House is a 'flagship' of the charity and
we are very proud to deliver high quality care to all that live
would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and dedication.
I personally felt very honoured to have HRH visit us, the residents
had a wonderful day and HRH took the time to meet everyone."
residents appreciated the time he spent with them - they all commented
on what a fantastic day they had."
House has 33 en-suite rooms / apartments, plus 12 sheltered flats
at the adjoining Beaufort Court.