29 Jun 20

Crowdfunding for Brunelcare

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Crowdfunding for Brunelcare

Friends and families across Brunelcare have come together to support us during this challenging time.

After joining a Q&A video call for friends and family of those living in our care, Tessa Holmes and her mother Hilary Green wanted to help support the cost of PPE and safeguarding equipment at Brunelcare.

Tessa and Hilary teamed up with others who have family members living across Brunelcare to create a Crowdfunding page, where they hope to raise £10,000 for wellbeing equipment and classes for residents.

Tessa said: “My Mother and I joined a relatives Q&A call where we heard that Brunelcare has had to spend over £1200 per day, projecting a spend of half a million by the end of this year on PPE and specialist shielding equipment during the pandemic. For years we have witnessed the hard work and dedication of the carers at Saffron Gardens and we couldn’t just sit there and do nothing, so we decided to set up and launch a Crowdfunding page supported by other relatives.”

With the money raised, Tessa and her mother hope to fund a number of activities for residents at our care homes, to support the wellbeing of both residents and staff. These may include:

  • music sessions
  • exercise classes
  • art classes
  • cookery sessions
  • additional games and hobbies
  • trips out (when safe to do so again)

So far, the page has raised £1,080!

Tessa said: “My Dad, Andy, has lived at Brunelcare’s Saffron Gardens for just over four-years. He’s living with dementia and is one of many residents who’ve been unconditionally supported and cared for by the team at Brunelcare. We couldn’t ask for Dad to be in a better place. We particularly appreciate the quality of activities that are put on at the home to support the wellbeing of everyone. This is what we want the money raised to go towards, activities and sessions for the residents and wellbeing equipment to spread across Brunelcare’s five care homes.”

To find out more information about how you can get involved or donate, click here.

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