Children help name suites of new Horndean care home

Dexter and Daisy Ludlow     Picture: Care UK
Dexter and Daisy Ludlow Picture: Care UK
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CHILDREN from an after-school club put their heads together to name the suites at a new care home.

Youngsters who attended the summer club at Horndean Technology College took part in a competition to name the three suites at Care UK’s new care home, Pear Tree Court.

The children came up with a list of names which have a cultural or historical reference to the area, and these were then whittled down to the top three by the home manager, Ray Arnold.

When the home opens on Portsmouth Road, in Horndean, later this year, the suites will be named after three notable figures including the Gales Suite, after the Gales family who owned a Horndean brewery; the Napier Suite, named after Admiral Charles Napier the former owner of Merchistoun Hall; and the Murray suite to celebrate Admiral Murray, a well-known philanthropist and important figure.

As a thank you, Care UK presented the winning children with individual book tokens, as well as vouchers for the school to buy new books.

Ray said: ‘As we gear up to welcome the first residents to Pear Tree Court, the all-important naming of the suites within the care home is a priority.

‘We thought this presented an excellent opportunity to work with Horndean Technology College and its summer-holiday programme.

‘We’re really pleased with the chosen names and look forward to working with the children again in the future.’