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July 11, 2011

Hindhead Care Home Topping Out Ceremony

Tree planting cermony   3 ladies with baby

VIPS, future residents, a local school and the construction team joined staff at Moorlands Lodge to celebrate the addition of the final roof beam at the new care home.
The event, known as a topping out ceremony, was held on Wednesday, July 6 at the former Expedier House site, which will be a Signature care home from October.
The company invited all residents who had already reserved a room, and they were honoured for their early involvement by having their initials added to a specially embossed finial – a lead decoration placed on the final turret. Signature CEO Tom Newell presented each resident with a photograph of the finial as a keepsake.
And as well as VIPs and future residents, the care home also invited pupils from the neighbouring Stepping Stones school. The pupils marked the event by helping bury a time capsule – which contained items that symbolise school life – in the grounds of the care home.
Moorlands Lodge General Manager Creenagh Williamson said: “Today is very special for a number of reasons, not least as it marks the first of many events that Moorlands Lodge and Stepping Stones will collaborate on, promoting inter-generational friendship.”
Stepping Stones head teacher Neil Clark added: “When the children meet and talk to people who have actually lived through the events of the past years, history really comes alive for them.”
There are a number of events planned at Moorlands Lodge over the next few months, to which members of the community are warmly invited. Details can be found at or by liking Signature Moorlands Lodge on Facebook.

Left Photo – l-r Joe Shaw, Amie Humphries, Creenagh Williamson, Neil Clark, Jessica Butler and Ryan Shore.
Right Photo – l-r Nancy Kay, her grand-daughter with great-grandson Felix, and daughter Judy Rix (NO NAME FOR NANCY”S GRAND-DAUGHTER)


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