Residents from the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI) care home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Mid Glamorgan have donated to three local charities.
Residents presented Sister Gwyneth Poacher MBE, SRN, with a cheque for £250 to the Sandville Self Help Centre. The Centre helps the community in many ways including respite stays, massages and acupuncture. The money will go towards helping the Centre with its motto of ‘never turning anyone away’.
This was followed by a cheque of £250 which was presented to Jessica Price who was diagnosed with acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Jess has spent the last few months in hospital whilst battling Neutropenic Sepsis. Jess is now on the road to recovery and would like to give back to all those charities that have helped her as well as people in the same situation, and has recently started her own charity ‘Jessica’s Dream’.
Finally, the residents donated £250 to Porthcawl Town Athletic Football Club. The Club’s Secretary Patricia Farrow accepted the cheque. The Club has 60 volunteers which enable children from the age of six through to university and beyond to enjoy playing football. This money will allow for 10 managers to attend first aid training to ensure the safety of the children.
The cheques were presented by Church Warden, Susan Barnes on behalf of residents at the RMBI care home.
Speaking about the donations, Susan said: “As a charity it is important that we uphold the value of giving back to others and the church collection provides a fantastic way for us to do this. We are honoured that all the charities are within a five mile radius of the care home and it is fantastic to support all age groups within the Porthcawl Community.”