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CENTRE MANAGER'S BLOG: MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO MEET YOU
OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE CENTRE FOR COMPLEMENTARY CARE
is with great sadness that the Trustees of the Centre for Complementary
Care, Eskdale have decided to close the Centre at the end of its
current financial year, on the 31 st of March 2014.
decision has not been taken lightly, but after due consideration
of all the circumstances and in full consultation with the Centre's
Centre is on course to end the 2013/2014 financial year showing
an operational surplus and could therefore - in theory - continue,
but we feel strongly that doing so would mean Gretchen Stevens and
her staff concentrating on funding to such an extent that the core
work of the Centre would inevitably suffer. It would be the antithesis
of everything the Centre has represented over the last quarter of
a century and we therefore believe it is both right and proper to
bow out with grace, at a time and in a way of our own choosing.
Gretchen and her staff have achieved since 1989 is – to the best
of our knowledge – unique, and unlikely ever to be replicated anywhere
else. The Centre has helped literally thousands of people over the
years and the loss to the local community will be immeasurable.
it happened at all is remarkable: that it happened here in West
Cumbria is little short of astonishing.
would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are to have
been a part of the Centre's extraordinary history and to thank Gretchen
and her staff for everything they have done in the last 25 years,
and wish them every success and happiness in their future lives.
Board of Trustees of the Centre for Complementary Care.