Britain’s Princess Anne visits care home
Britain’s Princess Anne flew to Colchester to visit a care home as part of her work for disability charity Livability.
The 64-year-old royal – who is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip – visited the Treetops residential care home in Highwoods, which aims to provide 24-hour care for disabled residents living in 21 flats.
The care home allows guests to live more independently and has recently undergone refurbishments after raising money for state of the art equipment through Livability’s Home Design Appeal, reports the East Anglian Daily Times.
Princess Anne said: “It is a pleasure to be able to come here to Treetops. I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of Livability’s colleges and schools and residential establishments, and the real understanding and effort that goes in to each individual is what sets Livability apart.
“We need to celebrate the extraordinary work that is done by so many people. Here at Treetops is a classic example.
“If we could support them in knowing that they will be well supported through the Home Design Appeal so much the better, because it’s their commitment that makes it possible for us to respond. So any help or input you can have on that basis will be gratefully received; practical proposals make a significant difference.”
The charity are hoping the royal’s visit will boost their profile and help them to raise a further £190,000 for improvements.