While wintery conditions across the country, I made it in glorious sunshine and bright white snow to the impressive Broughton House earlier.
Quietly and without fanfare, Broughton House has looked after those who’ve risked their lives to keep us safe for 101 years.
A loving final refuge for heroes unique to Greater Manchester and the north west.
The home is about to be transformed into a £14m care village for veterans of conflicts past and present – to tend to physical as well as mental wounds.
The redevelopment of the two-acre site will be partially paid for through a £3m grant from LIBOR funding, a government initiative to redistribute the proceeds of banking fines. Fundraising by Broughton House is ongoing.
The Broughton House Veterans Care Village is planned to be completed by 2020. The existing site will be demolished and redeveloped in phases and will include:
• 64 nursing home bedrooms with a dementia wing;
• Up to 34 independent living apartments;
• A military support hub featuring an advice centre, gym, treatment rooms, café, hair salon and meeting rooms
• A memorial park with a cenotaph and remembrance walls;
• Landscaped gardens featuring an all-weather bowling green and a bandstand.
Every penny of sponsorship counts – please got to www.broughtonhouse.com to find out more and help raise the final funds for this magnificent project.