Chaseley was very pleased to have the honour of welcoming Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra. The visit commenced with a welcome from the Chair of The Trustees – Patrick Salmon, along with the Lord Lieutenant and High Sherrif of East Sussex.
Once inside Chaseley, Her Royal Highness had a tour of the home’s extensive facilities including the Disabled Accessible Gym and Physiotherapy facilities which Residents and the Local Community all enjoy as part of their continuing rehabilitation from accidents or ongoing illnesses such as Stroke, MS, acquired brain injury or other progressive conditions.
There was also the opportunity to meet many of the 55 Residents who enjoy specialist care and rehabilitation services at the seafront location, provided by very dedicated Staff and Volunteers who together help the Charity to provide the excellent care and rehabilitation services.
All enjoyed showcasing their daily Activities, with the Residents and Activities team demonstrating a small sample of the varied Arts, Ceramics, Up-cycling, Cookery and Flower arranging for Princess Alexandra to enjoy.
Everyone remarked how enjoyable the visit was and how much time and interest Her Royal Highness displayed, with a genuine enthusiasm to learn about the work undertaken and the circumstances of each of the Residents she met. Her visit has been a fantastic lead up to the forthcoming Royal Wedding, when Residents will enjoy more celebrations in our gardens overlooking the seafront.