Staff and residents at Lydgate Lodge care home in Batley offered their support to Ukrainian refugees, collecting items from their local community to donate to those in need.
Lydgate Lodge collected essential items such as dried food, baby food, sleeping bags and nappies to be collected and distributed by the humanitarian effort ‘Driving supplies to Poland for Ukraine refugees.’
The care home also held a cake sale, selling baked goods with a sunflower on, Ukraine’s national flower and symbol of hope. The money raised was used to buy further items for donation.
Front of House Manager at Lydgate Lodge, Nicola Sutton, said:
‘We collected items from staff, friends and families for three weeks. We then met with Lauren Simmonds-Hill, member of the ‘Driving supplies to Poland for Ukraine refugees’ Facebook group, to donate the items we had collected.’
‘Lauren took the donations to Poland on Monday 4thApril. We plan to collect more donations, and continue to support Ukrainian refugees.’
Lydgate Lodge resident, Vera Bradley, helped to create the box used to collect the donations. She said:
“We were really pleased with all the items we managed to collect for the Ukrainian refugees. I’m so glad we could do something to help, and I hope we can donate again soon.”
Lydgate Lodge is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. All 64 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling us to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.