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Anchor Christmas tree donation

Staff from Anchor care homes brought festive cheer to patients at the Southampton General Hospital when they presented them with a Christmas tree this week.

Patients will have the main entrance to the hospital brightened up for the holiday season, following a donation by staff at Anchor’s newest retirement village Orchard Gardens and Mayflower Court care home, both in Hampshire.

When Bishopstoke Park retirement village and Mayflower Court care home opens in 2015, Anchor will become a major employer in the area, and continues to recruit staff ahead of the openings next year.

Nikki Toomer, Anchor’s Customer Relations Manager for Mayflower Court and for Orchard Gardens care home, which will be based in Bishopstoke Park retirement village, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to bring some festive sparkle and Christmas spirit to the hospital patients - this is what Anchor is all about and part of our caring ethos.”

Suzie Simmons, Fundraising Manager for Southampton Hospital Charity commented “I would like to thank Anchor for having donated a Christmas tree to us. At Southampton Hospital Charity, we aim to enhance the experience for patients and staff at the hospital and by having such a fantastic Christmas tree we are able to give some festive cheer at this special time of year. I know that it will be greatly appreciated by all of our patients and staff.

Orchard Gardens is a state-of-the-art care home situated within Anchor’s luxurious retirement village Bishopstoke Park. Mayflower Court will be a 72-bed care home based over four floors on Westwood Road, Southampton.  

Bishopstoke Park retirement village will have over 170 prestigious independent and assisted living apartments giving the over 65’s the opportunity to live independently and receive care by highly trained professionals should they need it.  There will also be a 48 room care home on the site called Orchard Gardens.  

 For more information on Bishopstoke Park and Mayflower Court, please call 0845 140 2020 or visit 

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