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Saturday, 5 December 2020


Families pull together to help Bristol Charity raise a massive £10,000

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FAMILIES from across Brunelcare, a Bristol-based charity supporting older people in the South West for nearly 80-years, have grouped together to create a Crowdfunding page for the charity in a bid to help them raise a massive £10,000 for wellbeing equipment and classes for its residents.

After a Q&A video call, arranged by Brunelcare specifically for the friends and family of the people living within the charity, it was brought to the attention of family members, Tessa Holmes and her Mother, Hilary Green, the vast amount of money in which the charity has had to spend on PPE and safeguarding equipment across its five homes.

The twosome then teamed up with other family members to create a Crowdfunding page to help the charity inject donations into the homes where their loved ones now live.

Tessa said:

“My mother and I joined a relatives Q&A call where we heard that Brunelcare has had to spend over £1200 per day, projecting a spend of half a million by the end of this year on PPE and specialist shielding equipment during the pandemic. For years we have witnessed the hard work and dedication of the carers at Saffron Gardens and we couldn’t just sit there and do nothing, so we decided to set up and launch a Crowdfunding page supported by other relatives.”

With the money raised, Tessa, her Mum and other relatives are hoping to fund essential wellbeing activities such as exercise, music therapy, cookery, day trips and volunteering visits all when safe to do so. The page, which has for now just been shared with friends and family of the charity, has managed to raise a massive £1,080 (30.06.20) of its £10,000 target.

Tessa said:

“My Dad, Andy, has lived at Brunelcare’s Saffron Gardens for just over four years. He’s living with dementia and is one of many residents who’ve been unconditionally supported and cared for by the team at Brunelcare. We couldn’t ask for Dad to be in a better place. We particularly appreciate the quality of activities that are put on at the home to support the wellbeing of everyone. This is what we want the money raised to go towards, activities and sessions for the residents and wellbeing equipment to spread across Brunelcare’s five care homes.”

To find out more information about how you can get involved or how you can donate, visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/theycarewecare

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