Staff, residents, families and supporters of Barty House Nursing Home have raised over £480 for Heart of Kent Hospice via a raffle held earlier last month. This was the second raffle organised by the home, which had raised £571 last year for the hospice.
Prizes donated by staff and residents of the Bearsted-based home, as well as residents’ families and local businesses, were many and varied, and included a hamper, massage and beauty treatments, family ice cream tray, pizzas and a snuffle dog mat.
Laura Tierney, Barty’s Head of Activities and organiser of the raffle, invited Gilly Tully, Hospice Ambassador, to the home to receive the cheque for £480. Gilly also joined residents in one of their favourite activities, making mosaics, followed by a refreshing afternoon tea.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Barty House for their heart-warming generosity, yet again. They are such wonderful supporters of the Hospice and the funds raised are being put to very good use.”
“I really enjoyed meeting residents and staff and joining in with the mosaic making. Everyone made me so welcome, and it really was a lovely afternoon,” she added.
Barty’s home manager, David Willis, said:
“Here at Barty, we have worked closely with the hospice and are always impressed with the care and support they give to people in such difficult circumstances. Hospices provide a hugely valuable service to the local community, and we are lucky that we have Heart of Kent Hospice so close to us. We are proud to work alongside them.”