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STATEMENT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE CENTRE FOR COMPLEMENTARY CARE

It 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.

 

This decision has not been taken lightly, but after due consideration of all the circumstances and in full consultation with the Centre's staff.

 

The 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.

 

What 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.

 

That it happened at all is remarkable: that it happened here in West Cumbria is little short of astonishing.

 

We 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.

 

The Board of Trustees of the Centre for Complementary Care.

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