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Temporary closure of our Llandudno Centre for essential maintenance

Published on 25 Mar 2024

We have decided to temporarily close our Llandudno Centre of Wellbeing in to allow essential maintenance to take place.  

Llandudno Centre Manager Kathy Boardman said: “After careful consideration the Charity’s Board of Trustees agreed the works require immediate attention and the centre will therefore need to close temporarily for residential stays so that this essential maintenance work can be completed.

The centre was closed on Monday 25 March and no further bookings for blind veterans to stay or visit will be made until works are complete and signed off.

“It is important to stress that this is a temporary measure until works are completed. This will prevent long-term disruption for our blind veterans that are keen to continue visiting our Llandudno Centre for holidays, care and rehabilitation.”
Kathy Boardman
Blind Veterans UK Llandudno Centre Manager

Kathy added: “It is not possible to state how long the works will take until further surveys by the designated contractor have been completed but updates will be provided on our Centre Facebook group ‘Blind Veterans UK Llandudno Centre of Wellbeing’.

“The temporary closure provides an opportunity for us to further develop our links and relationships with the local community. The Centre staff will be out and about working with local groups and businesses on collaborative projects and awareness campaigns, and we look forward to meeting existing and new supporters in the community. Do come and say hello if you see our vans out and about and follow us on Facebook to learn more about the Centre and the work of Blind Veterans UK”

Our Easter Coffee Morning at the Centre will go ahead as planned on Good Friday, 29 March. Everybody is welcome between 10:00 and 12:00. Admission is free, with tea, coffee and soft drinks, cakes and Easter treats available to purchase and there will be a children's Easter trail, games and crafts and the opportunity for attendees to enter the Centre's Easter raffle. 

Our Llandudno Centre of Wellbeing is a prominent property in Llandudno. Constructed in 1902 as Lady Forester’s Convalescent Home, it was built of local stone, much of which was quarried at the Little Orme and all trimmed on site by builders from Penrhynside.

The home came into being after Mary Anne, Lady Forester of Broseley, Shropshire died in 1893 and left her estate for the building of a hospital at Broseley and a convalescent home “at the seaside”

The magnificent, Grade II-listed property and 12 acres of parkland closed as a convalescent home in 1977 and was converted into a private hospital, reopening in 1979 as North Wales Medical Centre. In 2006 it was bought by us and we opened it in 2009 as a centre for vision-impaired ex-service personnel to provide rehabilitation and training for our beneficiaries.

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