Herefordshire High Sheriff Visits Gwen Walford Care Home

Herefordshire High Sheriff Visits Gwen Walford Care Home

In a demonstration of commitment to local communities and the wellbeing of residents in Herefordshire, Robert Robinson, the esteemed Herefordshire High Sheriff, paid a special visit to Gwen Walford Nursing Home on Wednesday, 31st January.

Gwen Walford, renowned for its exceptional care and dedication to the older generation, felt truly honoured to host the county’s High Sheriff. During the visit, Mr. Robinson engaged warmly with residents and staff, further solidifying the bond between the monarchy and the local community.

The Office of High Sheriff, an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year, has ancient origins dating back to Saxon times. While the role’s duties have evolved, supporting the Crown and the judiciary remains central. High Sheriffs, in recent years, have actively promoted crime reduction initiatives, especially among young people, and have supported local charities aiding vulnerable populations.

The visit commenced with a warm welcome as Mr. Robinson interacted with residents during an art session, sharing insights into the role of a High Sheriff while admiring the residents’ artistic talents. Later, he joined Home Manager Louise Craddock for tea in the lounge, enjoying cakes baked by the residents.

Home Manager Louise remarked, “We are grateful for High Sheriff Robinson’s visit, allowing us to showcase our beautifully refurbished home and the positive impact we make on our residents’ lives. It was equally enlightening to learn more about the High Sheriff’s role and its impact, particularly on the judicial system. His presence reaffirms our residents’ sense of belonging and highlights the importance of community bonds. We consider it a privilege to have welcomed Robert to Gwen Walford and extend our heartfelt thanks for his visit.”

Operated by Rotherwood Healthcare, Gwen Walford located on Hampton Park Road provides award-winning Residential and Nursing Care overlooking the banks of the River Wye. For more information, call 0808 175 6408, or visit