Charity begins at home as Myford residents help out hospice

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l-r (rear) Kerry Young from Myford House with Kieran Devereux and Claire Henshaw from Severn Hospice. (front) residents Thelma Couzins and Roy Sutton
l-r (rear) Kerry Young from Myford House with Kieran Devereux and Claire Henshaw from Severn Hospice. (front) residents Thelma Couzins and Roy Sutton

Residents of a nursing home in Telford have supported a local hospice with a special fundraising shopping day.

Myford House Nursing Home in Horsehay opened its doors to Severn Hospice, which brought a variety of items from its shop in Lawley for the residents to browse through and buy.

As part of the charity event, residents at the Woodlands Lane home browsed clothes, books, puzzles, bric-a-brac and CDs, raising £157 for the popular Shropshire charity. They also raffled off a large teddy bear which residents named Frank after legendary American singer, Frank Sinatra.

Kerry Young, activities co-ordinator at the Redwood Healthcare care home, said: “Shopping offers residents a chance to be independent and do what they want with their money. And by Severn Hospice bringing the charity shop to them, it meant our residents were able to browse freely whilst also raising money for a very worthy cause.

“The day created a wonderful buzz and everyone got involved, including staff and residents’ families. We are already planning the next event and I’d like to once again thank Severn Hospice making it such a special day for residents.”

Kieran Devereux, deputy manager at the Severn Hospice shop, said: “The Myford House residents were very generous and we were only too pleased to have been able to bring the shop to them.

“They’ve raised vital funds to care for seriously ill patients and we’re delighted to have been able to offer them plenty of bargains in the process.”

Owned by care group Redwood Healthcare Ltd, Myford House is an exclusive development registered for 57 residents who want to spend their retirement in privacy and comfort.

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