11-year-old Ava Reynolds has raised an incredible £200 for Brunelcare with her baked goods.
Ava used the £200 raised to purchase two android tablets for our Waverley Gardens Extra Care Housing site, helping tenants stay connected with friends and family during this challenging time.
After overhearing her mother, Kerry, talking about her desire to help Waverley Gardens, Ava came up with the idea of a baking fundraiser.
Ava said: “I heard my mum on a Zoom call with her friends, they were discussing how they would love to do something to help Waverley Gardens, so I thought I could bake and raise money for an android tablet, I ended up baking so much that I managed to raise enough money for two!”
Throughout the fundraiser, Ava baked over 30 batches of cupcakes, muffins cookies and tiffin. She sold them to her friends, family, and neighbours, and reached her £200 goal within just two weeks!
Kerry Reynolds, Ava’s Mother said: “I’m so proud of Ava, it’s such a lovely thing to do for the tenants of Brunelcare’s Waverley Gardens. She thought about the idea all on her own and we set off baking the same day! It took us two weeks of baking to raise the £200 but we did it in the end! She’s my little hero.”
Tenants at Waverley Gardens have enjoyed using the new tablets to keep in touch with family and friends, and are thankful to Ava for the kind gesture.
Laura Oliver, Centre Manager at Brunelcare’s Waverley Gardens Said: “It’s so lovely of Ava to bake for such a good cause. It means now, our carers don’t have to use their personal phones to keep the families contacted, we can use the tablets. They’re so handy and a lot bigger so it’s easier for our tenants to see their loved ones. She’s a superstar and we can’t thank her enough!”
To find out more information about fundraising for Brunelcare, click here.
We will be hosting a call for the relatives and loved ones of our care home residents on Thursday 22 October at 7pm.
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Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, our Deerhurst care home has gone above and beyond to ensure residents can keep in touch with their loved ones.
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