A GENEROUS legacy by one of its former residents has enabled a major refurbishment of a wing of a borough charity care home.
Marjorie Jones was a resident of Rayner House – living in its Yew Trees wing for the more independent of residents.
Marjorie left a ‘substantial’ donation to the ‘charity’ car home – which has resulted in the refurbishment of the wing – creating spacious residential care rooms with full en-suite wet rooms.
And as a tribute to her memory, Rayner House has now re-named the wing the Marjorie Jones Wing.
Solihull Mike Robinson paid a visit to the home to officially unveil the new Marjorie Jones Wing.
Rayner House was created in the 1980s by Solihull businessman and Rotarian Bill Rayner.
He wanted to create affordable care and support facilities for the residents of Solihull.
His vision was specific; he wanted to create a structure that would support the needs of all individuals; from those with complex needs, to those who needed some assistance to live independently, through to individuals who needed temporary care or respite.
He worked together with Mr Shepherdson (another Solihull businessman), Solihull Council and Rotary.
Solihull Council provided the land, Rotary helped set up a trust fund and Rayner House and Yew Trees was formed in 1984.