I have a couple of family members who are in a Care Home with memory problems and it is very sad to see them decline in health which is what this page is all about, although today I’ve been told they are in the day room have a sing song, sounds like they are have fun and that’s what matters.
I will be keeping a total of my donations and collections right here so you can see what’s going on and when it reaches a decent amount, I will take it to the care home and give it to them, or maybe ask them what they need and buy it for them.
Ok, it’s all changed, I am still raising money for the Care Home and now I am also doing sponsored walks for the actual charities, read about it below…
Carolyne House Care Home
We have a local care home that supports people with memory problems and they do look after them well, here are some of the activities they have
|Buy yarn for the residents||Flowers for flower arranging|
|Gifts for special days||Towards Christmas party|
They hold fetes and table top sales throughout the year plus they do a lot more…
Bennett Lodge Care Home
3rd August 2019 – Summer Fete, Times: 1pm – 4pm
Place: Waterson Road, Chadwell-St-Mary, Thurrock
Wow – £1,650 Raised, what a great day that was!
My Donation to the August 2019 Fete
I have donated a lot of greeting cards from my stock to Bennett Lodge which is next to Carolyn House, and a lady there is going have a stall at their fate and sell them, then the money she raises will go to Bennett Lodge for the residents as they do lots of special things for the residents there.
Well £60 was raised from the sale of my greeting cards and they didn’t sell them all but they will carry on selling them until they are all gone.
Here are some of the things the money raised goes towards:
- taking them out for little trips and walks
- giving them little parties on their birthdays
- Christmas pressies
The donations are all for the residents which is a lovely thing to do. When you donate to them, at least you know where the money is going.
Charities I Support
10th September 2019 – I have just completed a 3 mile sponsored walk, it was arranged by Chadwell Medical Center for the Alzheimer’s Charity – it was a great day, lots of fun, met lots of nice people. I have a blister on my heel and my hips are hurting, but it was worth it as I raised over £100, thanks everyone who backed me.
You may be wondering where the 5p came from, well we found it on the floor during our walk so we added it to our totals.
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