Care Home Residents Donate Cosy Cat Blankets And Present £1,000 To Animal Charity

Care home residents donated homemade blankets and helped to hand over £1,000 to an animal charity in Wareham.

Residents from Maiden Castle House care home in Dorchester visited Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s Church Knowle Rehoming and Visitor Centre to meet some of the animals onsite. They also handed over the knitted blankets they had made for the animals, as well as a cheque for £1,000 to support the work of the charity.

The good cause has been chosen by Care South as the latest beneficiary of its Chairman’s 2020 Fund. The fund was set up to give back to community groups, services and organisations which directly benefit Care South’s residents and staff, and its Care at Home clients.

Penny Sargeant, Board Secretary for Care South, was also on-hand with Ashley Smith, Home Manager at Maiden Castle House, and Emma Norman, Activities Lead at Maiden Castle House, to present the cheque to Nigel Mason, Chief Executive of Margaret Green Animal Rescue.

Penny said: “At Care South, the residents in our care greatly benefit from their visits to meet the animals at Margaret Green Animal Rescue, as well it bringing back happy memories of the pets they had throughout their lives. We are so pleased that we could give something back to support the fantastic work that the charity do to look after animals in need of re-homing.

Nigel Mason, Chief Executive of Margaret Green Animal Rescue, said: “The residents from Care South’s care homes always arrive with huge smiles on their faces as they look forward to seeing all the animals here and making a fuss of them. We are thrilled to receive such a generous donation from Care South which will go towards helping all the animals in our care.”