Hallmark Care Home, Ty Enfys in Cardiff, has raised over £2,000 for Marie Curie.
Residents’, team members and volunteers at the home, which provides residential, nursing and dementia care, raised the funds by hosting raffles, fetes and selling homemade blankets, twiddle muffs and cakes for the charity.
Funds were donated to the charity, which provides medical treatment and support to people living with a terminal illness, after realising what a vital service it provides to the community.
Lily Chapman, lifestyles leader at Ty Enfys care home said: “It’s a pleasure to support such an amazing charity like Marie Curie. Resident’s, volunteers and team members alike have all worked really hard and had a lot of fun surpassing our target of £2000.
“Since February last year we have hosted bakes sales, raffles and sold many things at our Summer Fete and Christmas Fayre that the residents have made in our weekly clubs. Favourites being twiddle muffs from our Knit and Natter group, and bunting and make-up bags from our Sewing Club. It has been a real team effort!”
Community fundraiser for Marie Curie Cardiff, Georgina Burke said: “‘The fantastic amount raised by Ty Enfys care home will help us provide more hands on nursing care to people living with cancer and other terminal illnesses at the Marie Curie Hospice in Cardiff and the Vale.
“Each year we care for over 1,200 people and their families at the hospice which is located in Penarth, either as an inpatient or outpatient. Our Day Therapy unit provides support and therapies to patients, whilst our children’s bereavement service helps the younger people.”
For further information about Marie Curie and how you can fundraise for their cause please visit https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved