Published: Friday 18th October 2019
A Castleford care home is calling on the local community to help raise donations for local families in need, after joining forces with Castleford Street Kitchen.
Newfield Lodge on Brookfield Avenue is collecting donations of warm clothes and food for the local charity, which runs a weekly hub in the town centre where individuals and families in need can get warm clothes, a hot drink and a meal free of charge. The care home will act as a local donation point for the community to drop in and leave supplies for the charity to pass on to those in need.
After meeting Castleford Street Kitchen’s volunteers at their annual summer fair, staff and residents from Newfield Lodge decided to show their support and form the partnership, making regular donations to the cause. The home is now calling on their friends and neighbours to drop in and donate what they can.
Lifestyle manager at Newfield Lodge, Emily Waugh, said: “Castleford Street Kitchen is a fantastic organisation that delivers vital support to those that need it the most in our local community. When our residents heard about the amazing work they do right on our doorstep, they wanted to do everything they could to support our neighbours in need.
“We’ve already had an overwhelming response and it was fantastic to hand over our first donation recently. As we head into the colder months, we’re now asking people to drop in and donate any warm clothes they no longer need, as well as food items that can be used in the street kitchen. Anyone from the community is welcome at Newfield Lodge to make their donation.”
Gilly Hetherington, Volunteer at Castleford Street Kitchen, said: “The kindness and support shown to our group by staff, residents and family members at Newfield Lodge is just fantastic. We recently collected a huge box full of food and toiletry items, which were passed straight out to our service users at Friday kitchens who were all extremely grateful. To have such an amazing service, which already provides safety, care and quality of life to its residents, supporting us in such a proactive way is phenomenal. It’s a sad sign of the times when there is so much need out there from struggling families but with the help of our community partners, we are able to keep this much-needed service up and running for the most vulnerable in our town.”
Proud to be rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission, Newfield Lodge provides 24 hour residential and dementia care for up to 64 residents with an inclusive fee offer in a modern and luxurious setting. The home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, features a hair salon, spacious lounges, a café area and landscaped gardens. The caring and highly trained staff teams promote independence and choice through the personalised care they deliver.To contact Newfield Lodge, please call 01977 522 267 or firstname.lastname@example.org