Care home film nights go big screen as Lions donate TV

JPCT-07-10-11 S11410270a    Croft Meadow, Tanyard Lane, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RJ, New equipment in lounge. Anita Fermer, Beckie Lines, manager, and Adam Judge activities co-ordinators -photo by steve cobb

JPCT-07-10-11 S11410270a Croft Meadow, Tanyard Lane, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RJ, New equipment in lounge. Anita Fermer, Beckie Lines, manager, and Adam Judge activities co-ordinators -photo by steve cobb

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CROFT Meadow care home residents are said to ‘love their new large flat screen TV’ donated by the Lions Club.

The care home in Tanyard Lane, Steyning, also received a new Xbox, which is being used to improve the fitness of residents.

The suggestion came from Vanessa Edwards, a Lions club member whose mother Carol Ford lived at the home and died in July this year.

Vanessa suggested to staff they should approach the club about a possible donation to improve their cinema room.

Staff members Anita Fermer and Adam Judge took on the task and got to work writing letters, holding presentations to the Lions and getting quotes and pictures to present their case.

Vanessa said she wanted to give back something to all the staff and residents at the Steyning care home which looked after her mother ‘so brilliantly’ in her last few months.

Shaw Healthcare’s Croft Meadow staff were telling her about the ‘film nights’ they hold regularly in their newly named ‘Hollywood Lounge’ but she noticed the TV wasn’t big enough to entertain that many residents at any one time.

So Vanessa, the only woman Lions Club member at Storrington, with 36 men, suggested the staff should approach the Lions club stating why they thought the residents should be rewarded with a big flat screen TV and X box.

Beckie Lines, manager, said: “The residents love the new TV which is in our new ‘Hollywood Lounge’ - more residents now can benefit from viewing movies in a cinema type environment.”

The home also has a game for the Xbox which involves kicking balls, she said: “This is a great activity to improve their fitness.”

Beckie said that due to Anita and Adam’s hard work the Lions club not only donated the items but also gave an additional amount to help decorate the new ‘Hollywood Lounge’.