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Parley Place Care Home Team Attends YMCA Big Sleep 2023

Care home workers from Barchester’s Parley Place care home in West Parley slept out overnight on October 14th to raise funds the local YMCA’s Sleep Easy Campaign.

Resident at Parley Place had been discussing what charities they wanted to support and expressed a concern about the number of people sleeping rough so staff decided to take part in The YMCA’s Sleep Easy 2023 campaign in order to do their bit to help.

A team of three from the home including General Manager, Gina Smith, Activity Co-ordinator, Brian and Home Services Advisor, Michelle decided to sleep rough at the event to raise funds to support the YMCA to continue with their invaluable work. We were joined by Jane, the home services advisor from our sister home, Hyacinth House in Stapehill who came along with her own “Barchester inspired” shelter covered with leaves from our logo. The annual event asks for local businesses to get involved and join together on October 14th at Talbot Heath school to all sleep out together to raise money and awareness.  There is a competitive element with prizes for the most creative shelter and top fundraisers.

As a home we were keen to ensure we won a prize for our residents and were delighted to be crowned the winners of “Most creative Shelter” for this year with our cardboard house designed by Brian and our head of Maintenance, Lee.

So far the team has raised over £550, please go to if you’d like to donate, there’s still time.

General Manager, Gina Smith, says: “I am so proud of everyone at Parley Place, it has been a real team effort.  From the staff members who braved the elements, Lee who helped to build us a fabulous shelter to all the different members of staff who helped and supported us, and of course our fantastic residents who came up with the idea in the first place.  Sleeping out was a real eye opener for all of us and it is something that no one should have to do.  Please help us to raise more money to help homeless charities in our area. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated, your support means the world.”








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