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Batley Care Home Makes Every Penny Count for AGE UK Fundraiser

Published: Tuesday 29th June 2021

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Staff and residents at the Batley based care home, Lydgate Lodge, raised over £100 for AGE UK after being inspired by their dedication to supporting older people throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

In order to show their support, residents decided on the coin trail idea at their monthly committee meeting after reminiscing about creating traditional penny trails throughout their childhoods.

The trail took over a week to complete and was a significant achievement for residents who were able to spell out ‘Lydgate Lodge’ and other inspirational hashtags such as #healthcareheroes out of the donated pennies and pound coins.

Fundraising Executive for Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees, Nikki Ayrton, who came to collect the donation, said, ‘I would like to thank everyone at Lydgate Lodge for raising money for Age UK in a coin collecting challenge. The past 16 months has been extremely challenging for charities like Age UK so having the local support of Lydgate Lodge and their positive response has been amazing! We hope I can work together again very soon’.

Speaking after completing the coin trail quotes, resident Diana Hornby, who laid the final coin said, ‘I am so pleased we have been able to do something good for AGE UK and spread some joy. Creating the trail was no easy feat but was so much fun - I really enjoyed myself’.

Home Manager, Gary Kent, 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’.

Lydgate Lodge is operated by Ideal Carehomes and has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission. All 64 bedrooms at the residential and dementia care home are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver dignified and person-centred care. To contact Lydgate Lodge, please call Home Manager Gary Kent on 01924 355020 or visit http://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.