Care home project organises first fundraiser event

An evening of fun and entertainment at a Borehamwood care home marks the first fundraising steps for a care home entertainment project.

The first event of its kind, the evening has been organised by Friends of Care Homes, which aims to bridge the gap between care homes and families.

Organiser Vicky Churchill, whose mother is in Mead Care Home, in Castleford Close, Borehamwood, set up Friends of Care Homes after watching a documentary exploring the lives of those who live in residential homes.

With a parent in care and more than 35 years of experience in the entrainment industry, she decided to set up Friends of Care Homes to provide services for those living in residential care.

She has now been providing entertainment at the Quantum Care Mead care home for more than a year.

Mrs Churchill said: “I was paying for a large part of the entertainment myself at first, for quite some time. Then more and more families found out and they started to chip in too.

“They thought it was Quantum Care that was paying for the entertainment but through word of mouth and continued support, things are beginning to turn themselves around.”

To raise money to help continue the project, she has decided to organise her first evening concert for care residents, their families and the public.

The event, which will be held on June 21 in the Christ Church Vision Hall in Radlett, will include performances throughout the evening, a mini quiz and a raffle.

The ticket price also includes a welcome drink and a three course meal.

All money raised will go towards more entertainment projects for care homes, as she hopes to extend her services to other Quantum Care providers in the area.

Mrs Churchill added: “I believe that no other care home in the country offers this much stimulation. Families really do feel part of the caring team and it has proved to be a very popular and positive project.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Vicky Churchill at info@friendsofcarehomes.com

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