Steyning care home raises £500 for St Barnabas House

Presenting the cheque
Presenting the cheque
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Staff and residents at a Steyning care home have spent a year fundraising for a hospice.

Shaw healthcare’s Croft Meadow in Steyning raised £540 for St Barnabas House in Worthing through holding various fundraising events including a Dolly Parton impersonator, bake sales, Halloween and Christmas fetes.

Croft Meadow staff members Claire King and Rachael Dumbrill organised the events and presented a cheque to St Barnabas fundraising officer Mary Bye as she explained more about the work of the hospice.

Sharalee Thrumble, Croft Meadow manager, said: “It’s been great fun raising money over the past twelve months. We’ve had everything from a Dolly Parton impersonator and dancing, cake sales, sweet sales, a Halloween extravaganza, Christmas fete, an open day, Burns Night, at every event in the home we’ve had our St Barnabas buckets at the ready. We’re very much a community here at Croft Meadow and we love the opportunity to give something back to our local community. We are now asking our residents and Staff to vote on which Charity they would like to support this year.”

Mary Bye, community fundraising officer for St Barnabas, said: “We are delighted that the residents and staff at Croft Meadow chose to fundraise for St Barnabas House throughout 2016. They raised a total of £540 from their activities, which is more than enough to pay for three whole nights of Hospice at Home care for a patient, allowing their carer to benefit from a good night’s sleep. Thank you from everyone at St Barnabas House.”

Shaw healthcare provides a spectrum of services from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.

Shaw believes that wellness, happiness and kindness should be at the heart of all they do.

For more information about Shaw visit www.shaw.co.uk.

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