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Care Home Residents Show Love Goes Far And Wide In Fundraiser for Turkey and Syria

Care home residents at Signature at Chorleywood have rallied to raise funds by holding a bake sale in aid of the Turkey – Syria earthquake appeal.

Prior to the tragic events of February 6, which saw thousands of people lose their lives and livelihoods following the earthquake in southern Turkey and northern Syria, the Hertfordshire care home was planning to mark Valentine’s Day very differently.

However, at the request of residents, the care home’s Valentine’s Day celebrations shifted its focus instead on playing its part to support the British Red Cross Turkey – Syria Earthquake Appeal.
It saw the care home host a fundraising Valentine’s Day Dance, and its chefs bake an array of cupcakes which went on sale to residents, relatives and colleagues to raise much needed funds for Turkish and Syrian residents, and to truly demonstrate that love can be far-reaching.

The day raised £150, and will add to fundraising efforts Signature at Chorleywood will be putting in place throughout the coming weeks for various causes.

Explaining the motivation behind the fundraiser, Barbara Grant, a resident at Signature at Chorleywood, said:

“We have all seen the devastating pictures on our TV screens coming out of Turkey and Syria, and the unimaginable pain being experienced by so many people.

“When we saw how desperate the situation is, we felt we simply had to help and play our part in the overall fundraising effort.”
Patrick Maher, Activities Coordinator, at Signature at Chorleywood, said: “We are committed to supporting the British Red Cross and ensuring our own contribution reaches the overall effort to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devasted by this terrible earthquake.”

“Whilst Signature at Chorleywood has a tight-knit community, our reach and the help we can provide goes far and wide.”

 

 
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