Care home wears red to raise funds to fight heart disease

February 12, 2018

CHESTER-le-Street care home residents brought out their bright coloured clothing to raise funds for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund.

Wear Red Day is a national fundraiser to help children and adults born with congenital heart disease.

The residents, staff and relatives at Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, all wore their favourite red clothing for the day.

They also baked and decorated cupcakes and held a hidden raffle, where the prizes were wrapped to surprise lucky winning ticket holders.

Resident Lillian Maxwell, who won a bottle of wine, said: “I don’t think I’ll be sharing this.”

Lindsay Sale-Thorn, activities coordinator at Pelton Grange Care Home, said: “We have family members who support the British Heart Foundation because their relatives have died due to problems with their hearts.

“The Wear Red Day for the Children’s Surgery Fund was another opportunity for us to raise funds to fight heart disease. We were all keen to take part.”

The care home raised £41 for the charity, which will help fund ground-breaking new equipment, resources, training and research, as well as support for children and their families

Next year’s Wear Red Day takes place on Friday, 1st February 2019.

Care home wears red to raise funds to fight heart disease

Pelton Grange Care Home residents and staff don their red clothing to raise funds for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, including activities coordinator Lindsay Sale-Thorn, residents Lillian Maxwell and Norma Wright, home manager Les Burnett and carer Kim Douglas.
The Pelton Grange Care Home is part of the Hill Care Group. For further information visit www.hillcare.net.
Wear Red Day is organised by the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. For further information visit https://chsf.org.uk/events/wear-red-day-2018/

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