Residents and staff at Meadow House nursing home in Swaffham, Norfolk – which is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission – have completed a series of activities and personal challenges to raise £400 for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Trust charity, as part of a national MS Awareness Week.
The home, which is part of Healthcare Homes, provides residential and nursing care for residents with a range of physical disabilities and specialises in the care of those living with MS.
The awareness week took place between 18th and 24th April with its traditional ‘blue’ theme and the Meadow House team rallied to support this by hosting a range of personal challenges and activities, including Blue Karaoke, bingo, games, tombola, a raffle, as well as personal challenges with sponsored walks, indoor cycles and even waxing!
Explains Joanna Jankowska, manager of Meadow House nursing home, “Meadow House has enjoyed a fantastic week raising money for the MS Trust; a charity that is very close to our hearts. Everyone really got behind the various activities and fundraisers to raise money for vital research.
“I would like to personally mention our resident Lavanda Norgate who walked around the home for 12 miles and cycled 14 miles, which is just fantastic. In addition, our maintenance specialist Chris bravely volunteered to have his chest waxed at the end of the week! To raise £400 is an amazing accomplishment; thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, bought raffle tickets and took part to make the week so much fun and for such a great cause.”
Since 2016, Meadow House nursing home has raised over £3,800 for the MS Trust through a variety of home and community-based fundraising activities, including a parachute jump.