Tag: Royal Alfred Seafarer’s Society

New Activities Coordinator helps residents with a range of activities to boost well-being

New Activities Coordinator helps residents with a range of activities to boost well-being

Banstead-based maritime charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has appointed a new Activities Coordinator to help residents with a range of activities to boost their mental and physical development. Former volunteer Christine Farrell joins as The Society’s new Activities Coordinator at Belvedere House in Surrey, which has provided nursing care and accommodation to support elderly, […]

1st September 2017 | By | Reply More
Banstead-based maritime charity sails towards fundraising target

Banstead-based maritime charity sails towards fundraising target

Banstead-based maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has raised nearly £4,000 in support of the charity Seafarers UK by completing the annual 24 Peaks Challenge. The team of caring and estates staff from the Society’s specialist maritime nursing home, Belvedere House, put in months of preparation and training to compete in one of the […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Three members of staff at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home have been presented with 10 year, long service awards.   The Society, which provides care for retired seafarers from across the UK, prides itself on  low staff turnover which it attributes to good working conditions and making the home, Belvedere House, […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Maritime care home celebrates good care week with special visit from Born Free founder

Maritime care home celebrates good care week with special visit from Born Free founder

National maritime charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society welcomed actress and Born Free founder, Virginia McKenna, to its Banstead-based nursing care home, Belvedere House, as part of its Carers Week celebrations. British stage and screen actress Virginia McKenna, who is best known for her role in ‘Born Free’ and her work as a big cat […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society marks 50 years long service for trustees at AGM

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society marks 50 years long service for trustees at AGM

National maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, celebrated more than 50 years of service from two of its longest serving trustees at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London. Mr David Gundry, Vice Chairman of the Society, and trustee, Captain Malcolm Lowle, who have now retired from the Society, served Royal Alfred for 27 […]

8th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Mother and daughter team celebrate Mother’s Day at Banstead care home

Mother and daughter team celebrate Mother’s Day at Banstead care home

A mother and daughter team at the Banstead-based care home of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society are highlighting the benefits of families working together, as they celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday. Valerie Dunbar, a Kitchen Assistant at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s nursing care home and a mother of four, has worked at Belvedere House […]

22nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Surrey care home residents and staff to celebrate 400 years of happy marriage

Surrey care home residents and staff to celebrate 400 years of happy marriage

Award-winning care home, Belvedere House of the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society is marking the most romantic time of the year by celebrating over 400 years of happy marriage among its residents and staff. The specialist maritime care home in Banstead, Surrey, has 12 couples among its residents and staff and offers specialist facilities to allow […]

10th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Seafarers’ care home head celebrates 10 years at the helm

Seafarers’ care home head celebrates 10 years at the helm

Commander Brian Boxall-Hunt OBE is celebrating ten successful years as Chief Executive at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society care home in Banstead, Surrey. The former Royal Navy officer has overseen a time of great change for the Society. The last decade has seen an ambitious raft of improvements to the home, including the installation of […]

13th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Maritime charity sails to success at Surrey Care Association Awards ceremony

Maritime charity sails to success at Surrey Care Association Awards ceremony

Banstead-based care home, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has sailed to success after taking home two awards at this year’s prestigious Surrey Care Association Awards for its work caring for former mariners and their dependants. The Society picked up ‘Care Provider of the Year’, as well as individual recognition for its Deputy Clinical Manager, Dorota […]

7th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Maritime care home celebrates residents on Older People’s Day

Maritime care home celebrates residents on Older People’s Day

A local maritime care home in Banstead, Surrey, celebrated the contributions and sacrifices its residents have made to the UK in their seafaring backgrounds to mark national Older People’s Day.   The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society has provided nursing care and accommodation to support elderly, sick or disabled seafarers, their widows and dependants, for more […]

7th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Seafarer celebrates 20 Years at Banstead care home

Seafarer celebrates 20 Years at Banstead care home

Ex Royal Navy submarine engineer Tony Simms is celebrating 20 years at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society care home in Banstead. As a former Royal Navy submariner, Tony, 80, has been a resident at the home since 1996 and is now the Society’s longest serving resident. The team at the home marked the occasion for […]

30th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Maritime Care Home Receives a Special Christmas Visitor

Maritime Care Home Receives a Special Christmas Visitor

Residents at The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Banstead welcomed Christmas early with a very special Christmas visitor. Mr Kipling, a Mediterranean miniature donkey, visited residents and staff along with his owner Caroline Seignot from Pony Pals, a local team who specialise in pony petting days and therapy sessions for groups in the Surrey area. […]

5th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Care volunteer recognised for her dedication at Surrey Care Awards

Care volunteer recognised for her dedication at Surrey Care Awards

Pam Jarvie, a volunteer at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Banstead, has been recognised for her dedication with an Unsung Hero award at the Surrey Care Awards this week. The run up to Christmas is a busy time for veteran volunteer and chief decorations supervisor Pam, who dedicates around four days a week of […]

30th November 2015 | By | Reply More
ROYAL ALFRED SEAFARERS’ SOCIETY SET TO TAKE ON 24 PEAKS CHALLENGE

ROYAL ALFRED SEAFARERS’ SOCIETY SET TO TAKE ON 24 PEAKS CHALLENGE

A team from The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society in Surrey has set out to raise £4,000 for Seafarers UK by participating in the charity’s 24 Peaks Challenge next month. The fundraisers are calling for support to raise money for seafarers in need, and their families. The team has begun training on Box Hill in preparation […]

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