People in Calne are being invited to join Churchill Retirement Living at Orchard Lodge in The Pippin for a special Winter Warmer event to raise funds for local charities.

Everyone is welcome to step out of the cold and into the warmth of the developments’ friendly Owners’ Lounge, where they can enjoy coffee, cake and a chat in return for a small donation.

The event will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 15th February at Orchard Lodge in Calne. The same event will also be taking place at the Chippenham Churchill apartments on Tuesday 13th February.

All of the money raised will go to two fantastic local charities chosen by Churchill apartment Owners and Colleagues: Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, Devizes (chosen by Chippenham), and Calne Debra UK which helps people living with the rare ‘Butterfly Skin’ condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Caroline Haswell, Senior Marketing Manager for Churchill Retirement Living, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming people to our Winter Warmer events to raise funds for two excellent local charities, to help them both continue their vital work.

"Every penny counts, which is why we’re asking as many people as possible to come along and support the events and make a donation in return for the refreshments on offer. It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a bit of indulgence, as well as an opportunity for visitors to experience the lifestyle, friendship and community spirit on offer at our developments.”

Both St Andrew’s Lodge and Orchard Lodge offer a collection of warm, stylish, energy-efficient one and two bedroom retirement apartments designed for independent living. Boasting spacious rooms throughout and available to buy now, the apartments come with the benefits of a sociable Owners’ Lounge, a Guest Suite for friends and family to stay, a Lodge Manager, and a 24 hour emergency Careline service.

To find out more about the Winter Warmer events and the new apartments available to buy now in Chippenham and Calne, call Churchill Retirement Living on 01249 510083 or visit