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Care Home Residents Make Every Penny Count in AGE UK Coin Trail Fundraiser

Published: Thursday 22nd April 2021

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Staff and residents at the Holmfirth based care home raised over £200 after being inspired by AGE UK’s dedication to supporting older people throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and wanted to show their appreciation and support.

Residents decided on the coin trail idea at their monthly committee meeting, as many recall creating traditional penny trails throughout their childhoods.

The trail took over a week to complete and was a significant achievement for residents who in total achieved 10km of coins made up from donated pennies all the way to £2 coins. The team initially aimed to raise £50 however, following such tremendous support from family, friends, local businesses and community donations, they finished their fundraising on a grand total of £200.

Speaking after completing the coin trail, which wrapped the entire way around the perimeter of the home, resident Brenda Beaumont, said, ‘I am so pleased we have been able to do something good for the AGE UK and spread some joy. Creating the trail was no easy feat but was so much fun - I really enjoyed myself’

Greenacres General Manager, Verity Taylor, said, ‘I am so happy to see how successful our coin trail has been! Our team have been brilliant in organising the donations and it’s been a huge team effort creating the trail. Thank you to everyone who generously donated. We are proud to be able to give to such a wonderful charity and spread some positivity at a time when people need it the most’.

Greenacres, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon, cinema room and spacious lounges overlooking landscaped sensory gardens. All 64 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. For more information about Greenacres, contact Verity on 01484 855 390 or visit http://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.