Welcome to Whiteley Village
Centenary Celebratory Concert
Thank you to everyone who came to our Centenary Celebratory Concert to celebrate 100 years since the laying of the foundation stone in Whiteley Village.
Philip Martin, international pianist and composer, performed a fabulous programme of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Billy Mayerl and also two of his own pieces at the Cobham Yehudi Menuhin School in the magnificent Menuhin Hall.
The audience included the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, DCVO JP, Deputy Mayor of Elmbridge Jan Fuller, Councillors John and Mary Sheldon and Councillor James Vickers.
Head of Fundraising, Sonja Freebody said “This was a very prestigious event for The Whiteley Homes Trust and I would like to thank special residents of Whiteley Village, Graham Burgess and Philip Martin’s sister Gerry White, who came up with the idea and helped in the planning of the event. I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped us on the night and the Whiteley Village History Society who put together a Village History Display in the foyer.
I would also like to thank Wates Giving, the charitable programme of the Wates Family Enterprise, for kindly sponsoring the concert programmes and The Menuhin Hall who facilitated a smooth running event. This was the first event of this kind for the charity and we hope to be repeating it again next year either with the same artist or one of equal high calibre.”
A unique model of care
Whiteley Village is a retirement village set in 225 acres of beautiful Surrey woodland. Founded on the bequest of philanthropist William Whiteley in 1907, the Village offers almshouse accommodation to older people of limited means in Grade II Listed cottages; a 110-bed residential and nursing home; an extra-care facility comprising 51 modern, self-contained flats; and a wide range of shops and services and clubs and societies dedicated to the needs of all our Residents.
262 Grade II Listed cottages provide almshouse accommodation to older people of limited means who wish to live independently.
Whiteley House offers residential and nursing care in a Grade II listed building. Rated “Excellent” by the Care Quality Commission.
Huntley House offers self-contained accommodation to those looking for regular domiciliary care and assistance with daily living.