Residents in a Rugby care home raise £1,000 throughout the pandemic to help elderly hospital patients

The money was raised through Zoom quiz nights and a Christmas fair

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 9:13 am
Left to right: Rachel Wyles (activity coordinator on ward) receives the cheque from Karen Handley (customer relationship manager at Anya Court Care Home)

Residents in a Rugby care home raised £1,000 throughout the pandemic to help elderly hospital patients.

Anya Court Care Home held fundraisers for elderly care wards charity by hosting Zoom quiz nights and a Christmas fair.

The funds will be used to provide activities to the elderly during their stay at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

Karen Handley, customer relationship manager at Anya Court Care Home, said: “This charity is one we are delighted to be involved with as we know from the residents here how beneficial activities are to their wellbeing and even more so when they have to spend time in hospital.

"It was lovely to be able to return to see the team at UHCW in person again, present them with a cheque and pass on some goodies to the employees on the wards as a thank you for all their hard work during the pandemic.”

Expressing their gratitude for the donation, Rachel Wyles, activity coordinator at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, said: “On behalf of the elderly care wards at UHCW I would like to say a massive thank you to Anya Court Care Home for their generous donation, it is greatly appreciated as it benefits the patients and goes a long way to support the care in the elderly care wards.”

Maddie Difford, corporate fundraiser of the charity, said: “We are delighted to have the continued support of Anya Court Care Home who has fundraised throughout the pandemic for our elderly care wards.

"The donation makes a real difference to our staff, patients and their families after a difficult year, thank you so much to all at Anya Court.”