Press Article – The Stoke Sentinel

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Thank you to the Stoke Sentinel for sending their skilled reporters to the Lee Rigby House and Lodge, to interview Lyn and to photograph the ongoing work – we’ll gladly update you as things progress!

This is the article as it appeared in the printed version of the newspaper.

Lee Rigby House acquires (almost) all its Windows!

There are so many details in refurbishing a house! Here at the Lee Rigby House, plumbers and electricians have been hard at work, all the floors are complete, as are the internal walls, and – as this picture shows – it would have been fully-glazed but for a SNAFU by the window company! They’ve re-measured, and we’ll have the bay window in 3 weeks…

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Even on this brisk December morning, the view from the westerly sitting-room across the pasture is delightfully peaceful- – no horses in sight today, as they’re hovering around their feed, out of sight!

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There’ll be some major milestones achieved in January, including all the inner plastering, second-fix plumbing and electrics,and – we hope – the kitchen – watch this space!

Another step forwards..!

We hereby proudly announce the launch of an upgraded website, which now contains much more information about what we do, how things are going, who’s involved, and where we’re heading.

This website will continue to be expanded, with more information and more features, so please do keep checking back, and we’ll announce anything new on Facebook and Twitter.

Ultimately, we will have a much bigger website, which has been planned-out by the wonderful and talented people at Source Design, but for the moment, we’re putting all our funding towards developing our facilities. Our sincerest thanks go to Glenn and Sally and all at Source, for their inspiration and insight, and their incredible generosity as we find our way forward, and we’re looking forward to the day we can work with them on expanding things ever more.

Granada ITV News features the Lee Rigby House

At the end of October 2016, Granada ITV News came to the site of the Lee Rigby House to film a short feature.

Lyn and Ian came, and they brought Carol Valentine, the mother of a soldier from the same regiment as Lee who was lost in Afghanistan, and Murray Richards, a Veteran of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The ITV reporter, Amy Welch, and the camerman spent many hours here, filming both the Lee Rigby House and the Lee Rigby Lodge, but sadly, their segment was only allowed enough air-time to feature the House.

An interview with Murray Richards was also filmed, which couldn’t be fitted into the time available, during which he remarked upon how the House and Lodge would provide the perfect get-away for recovery from PTSD to begin. “I found that just getting a good night’s sleep was impossible, but it is an essential first step towards recovering, and this place is just perfect – it’s going to be of immense value to the veterans and families who come here.”

Here’s the video: