Beechwood Grove care home donates year’s fundraising to Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)
Residents and team members at Beechwood Grove Care Home in Eastbourne have donated the results of a year’s worth of fundraising to the charity, Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA).
Activities including coffee mornings, a sponsored ‘tour’ of Eastbourne on exercise bikes and a raffle at the Heathfield Show, raised more than £800 pounds for the charity which helps people in the town living with dementia and works alongside other organisations to improve their services to those living with dementia and their families. We’re delighted that Oakland Care, matched the amount raised by the home to bring the total to £1,640.28.
Iain Attwood, Head of Hospitality at Beechwood Grove, said; “It has given us great pleasure to be able to raise this money for such a worthwhile local cause. We have a number of residents living with dementia so this is an issue that’s very dear to us and we’d like to thank everyone who helped us to reach this amount.”
The monies raised will help EDAA work towards its aim of helping Eastbourne become a more dementia-inclusive community.
EDAA Trustee, Stephen Lloyd, commented: “We have enjoyed getting to know the staff at Beechwood Grove who have always made us feel welcome whenever we have visited the home. We can’t thank them enough for their support. Beechwood Grove has also signed up to the Eastbourne Dementia Inclusive Community Charter, so we can look forward to continuing our relationship for some time to come.”
The cheque was presented to Stephen and colleague, David Edwards, from the EDAA, by resident, Joan Seagrave, who chose the charity in memory of her husband.
“Ron lived with dementia for many years and that’s how we came to live at Beechwood Grove,” she said. “I’m thrilled we’ve raised so much for the EDAA. Their work is so important to help people living with the condition, and to encourage understanding in the community.”
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