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Lockdown Caring4Carers virtual fundraiser raises over £1000 for pamper packages for local care home workers

5 Aug 2020 09:20 | Michelle Brown (Administrator)

The Caring4Carers fundraiser raised £1095 for pamper packs, for the care workers in local care homes. The local care workers in Park Riding Residential Care Home, Rowan Court Care Home, White Rose House, Enfield Down and Bell House were extremely grateful to receive the packs along with their thank you cards lovingly designed by local children.

Nearly 200 pamper packages containing natural soaps, bath salts and candles from Crafters Cottages, hand cream, tissues, sweets, chocolates, biscuits and more from The Coop Holmfirth and they were in bags and decorative tissue paper supplied by Fair Trader, Holmfirth were delivered.

The packs were very gratefully received: 

Rowan Court " We just wanted to drop you an email to say a huge thank you for the 60 care packages you delivered to Rowan Court last week – the support workers were thrilled, it really made their day.”

John Howard, Community Ambassador for Hollybank (Owners of Rowan Court) wrote a letter which said “…I would like to thank you and your colleagues at Holmfirth Tech for your recent fundraising efforts and the generous donation of 65 pamper parcels for the care staff team members...”

Samantha Gledhill, Park Riding's said "Hi Dan the staff are really happy with their packs  feeling the love."

Chrissy Leyland and Dan Price were the main instigators to make the fundraiser happen deciding that the community needed to give something back to the carers who are looking after our loved ones in care homes during the pandemic. With the help and support of The Tech's centre manager Sarah Broxton and Michelle Brown, communications consultant they put the fundraiser together.

Chrissy Leyland, Coop Member Pioneer said, "Everyone is praising the NHS workers who of course deserve to be thanked but the people working in care homes are often at the frontline with less protection in an environment with high COVID rates and they were not being acknowledged. We wanted to do something for them."

Dan Price, Soul Choir Music Leader said "Being on lockdown meant we couldn't do the usual type of fundraising event. I always think of a musical solution and as the Soul Choir had been creating videos which had been well received over lockdown we decided to do the same on a bigger scale with all the other Tech activity leaders getting involved. It was a great success and I am overwhelmed at how much we raised and really glad we made it happen."

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