MIDDLESBROUGH teenagers have donated a treasure trove of equipment to Mandale House Care Home in Stockton-on-Tees.
The group spent the day keeping home’s residents company, playing games, delivering a presentation, performing a comedy sketch and dropping off equipment following a fundraiser.
A sponsored sit in every seat in Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium paid for the equipment, which included a stadium cushion, two lava lamps, a sensory light changing ball, DAB radio, DVD Player, advent calendar, hand and nail care equipment, jigsaws and two sensory cushions.
Sarah Robinson, Activity Coordinator at Mandale House Care Home, said: “Everyone in the care home was overwhelmed by the amount of gifts given to our residents, all of which will be used day-to-day.
“Sensory equipment brings a huge amount of comfort to our residents who live with dementia and will help improve their lives. We are all incredibly grateful. It is a wonderful gift and with Christmas just around the corner.”
She added: “Not only did the young adults of the Middlesbrough FC National Citizen Scheme run a fundraiser and donate such an amazing array of gifts, but they spent the day playing dominoes, skittles and puzzles with our residents too.
“They also carried out a short comedy sketch and ended it with a sing-along involving our residents – we had one of our ladies wiping away tears she thought it was so lovely.
“The impact a scheme like this has on the daily lives of elderly people is incredible.”