Wisbech care home receives new ‘wheels’ in memory of former Posh and Cambridge United manager Chris Turner

Mrs Turner cutting ribbon on new minibus at Glennfield Care Centre Open Day

Mrs Turner cutting ribbon on new minibus at Glennfield Care Centre Open Day - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech care home is celebrating a new set of wheels thanks to donations made in memory of former footballer Chris Turner.

Chris Turner

Chris Turner - Credit: Archant

Glennfield Care Centre, Money Bank, Wisbech tookg part in the National Care Home Open day today Friday (17).

Part of the home’s celebrations was the unveiling of a newly purchased minibus bought from donations made in memory of Chris, the former Posh manager, who was resident at Glennfield before his death in April last year after suffering from frontal lobe dementia since 2006.

His widow Lynne Turner cut the ribbon to mark the presentation of the minibus and also joined residents for the open day which included entertainment by local duo ‘Pride’.

The idea behind the day was to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to hopefully develop better relationships.

This important connection is something that Glennfield Care Centre has nurtured since opening in November 2008 and the home is already acting as a community hub, including our recent Big Glennfield Dig event.

Amanda Scott, activities co-ordinator at the home, said: “This is a great way to show the excellent services on offer and the fantastic work that goes on at Glennfield.

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“Some people still have misconceptions about care homes so we are keen to dispel any myths and for people to come and have a look around, meet the staff and our residents.”