Yohden Care Complex organises sponsored soaking to raise money for local boy fighting cancer

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maria mallaband care group-care industry newsIt was a very wet weekend at Hartlepool care home Yohden Care Complex, Blackhall Colliery, despite the clear skies.

Staff at the care home, which offers nursing, residential and dementia care for the elderly and specialist care for learning disabilities, organised a sponsored soaking in aid of local boy Bradley Lowery who is fighting rare childhood cancer Neuroblastoma.

The event was open to the public, with people of all ages taking part. .

Fire fighters from the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service brought along a fire engine to soak the brave participants using a fire hose.

The afternoon began with a water fight as participants threw buckets of water and sprayed water at each other with staff members at Yohden dressed up in pyjamas and onesies before linking up to be soaked by the fire brigade.

In total an amazing £550 was raised, with the very kind donation of £250 from the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

Care Manager at Yohden Maxine Lee, Said: “It started out when our home was nominated for the ice bucket challenge, most of us had done it ourselves and we thought that if we were going to have to get soaked in the middle of Winter then we were going to go the extra mile!”

“We had a lot of fun on the day. We had a lot of residents and family members laughing at us from the side-lines. Everyone who took part had a great time and we were so glad that our kitchen staff had prepared hot drinks and cups of soup and baguettes to warm everyone up afterwards.”

“We want to say thanks again to the guys at County Durham and Darlington fire brigade for coming along on the day and for their kind donation. We’re delighted that we were able to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.”

 

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