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WHCT Christmas Fair Committee Members 2019  

Chair:  Kate Paterson 

Elly Crossman  

Viki Freear

Cookie Knott

Jenny Knott  

Lesley McCaig

Sarah Oddie

Elizabeth Parker  

Marylu Sheehan

Gemma Wade 

Bobby Wylie 


About WHCT

Watlington and District Nursing Home would not exist were it not for WHCT.  When the Community hospital closed in 2000, WHCT was formed and after enormous effort by the Trustees and the generosity of local people nearly £2,000,000 was raised to purchase the site. WHCT appointed Sanctuary Care to build and run a nursing home, which opened in 2004: ten years ago this year.  The Trustees also leased land to the GPs to build the Chiltern Surgery.

There are 60 en-suite rooms providing a wide range of care:  15 beds for NHS Intermediate Care (patients discharged from hospital who need rehabilitation);  15 beds for general nursing;  and 30 beds on the ground floor for those with memory loss, who require specialist care and nursing.  The majority of those admitted are publicly funded, and come from Watlington and its neighbourhood.

The Trustees are responsible for overseeing the care provided through formal and regular meetings with Sanctuary at the Nursing Home.  They make an annual grant towards the cost of one bed, and they contribute towards residents’ amenities such as provision of TV in rooms and garden facilities for disabled people.  They also provide the Minibus for the use of the Nursing Home and Surgery.  They maintain the fields and grounds, and recently provided a new car park. They are also responsible for third party insurance of the grounds and access.  Recently, Sanctuary have built a new day room or Orangery for the ground floor, for which the Trustees gave a grant for furnishings and for the surrounding garden. Further plans are underway for the provision of a space for artistic activities.  It is also hoped to get permission for more staff flats for nurses and carers.  It is very hard to find suitable and affordable accommodation for staff nearby.

Data Policy

In accordance with the new laws covering data protection legislation (GDPR) as of May 2018, we are required to seek your permission to hold information about you both on paper and within our database and to tell you how we use your data. 

If you receive a paper invitation to the fair we hold your name and postal address. If you receive an email invitation via mail chimp we hold your name and email address. Where you have given it to us via a sign-up sheet we may also hold your postal address.

We will not share or sell your information at all. The information that we hold is important to our charity enabling us to keep you informed of the Fair. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in the suitable processes to safeguard your information. We do not collect or analyse any data from our website.

If you do not want us to hold any information please email us at using the word “remove”. If you are happy to continue receiving communications from us about the fair you don't need to do anything. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email us using the word 'mailing'.