Charity ‘hoedown’ at care home

A resident at Croft Meadow care home in Steyning enjoying the country and western 'hoedown' fundraiser

A resident at Croft Meadow care home in Steyning enjoying the country and western 'hoedown' fundraiser

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A care home in Steyning is celebrating after collecting more than £175 for a charity that provides specialist care services to adults living with life-limiting illnesses.

Staff at Croft Meadow care home, which is owned and run by Shaw healthcare, raised money for St Barnabas House by holding a country and western ‘hoedown’ and selling hot food and cupcakes.

Held on National Care Home Open Day, residents and staff donned their best Stetsons and enjoyed music from a Dolly Parton tribute act in the afternoon, welcoming visitors and family members of residents to join in the fun, as well as take a tour of the care home.

Staff from St Barnabas also attended the day and joined in with fun games in the afternoon, talking to residents and staff at Croft Meadow. A wine hamper was also raffled at the home, which helped to raise £150 for the residents’ fund.

Sharalee Thrumble, manager of Croft Meadow care home, said: “It was lovely to get everyone together to fundraise for St Barnabas House, a very important local charity that helps families in the community facing great adversity.

“We opened our doors to the public as part of National Care Home Open Day, and the country and western hoedown theme made it all the more fun. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the activities, especially our fantastic Dolly Parton impersonator.

“Everyone at Croft Meadow is thrilled that we have raised so much for such a worthwhile cause.

“Our residents were also delighted with the addition of £150 collected from the wine hamper raffle that will go towards their group fund for day trips and outings.”

Croft Meadow care home is run by Shaw healthcare, and provides nursing and residential care for the frail elderly and for those living with dementia.

Shaw healthcare provides care for individuals in nursing and residential homes, hospitals, supported living environments and domiciliary care schemes.

Its services range from comprehensive care packages through to low level support in the community for older people and adults with physical, sensory or mental health support needs.