The Elms, the Croftwood Care-run residential care home in Cheshire, raised over £420 for its residents thanks to the generosity of the local community. The money was raised as part of the care home’s annual bingo fundraiser, which attracted a great deal of interest after local businesses donated a range of wonderful prizes.
The proceeds from the bingo will go towards the residents’ activities fund, which is used to pay for trips and days out for residents at the home in Crewe.
Julie Parkinson, Activity Coordinator at The Elms, has organised the bingo since she started working at the home over 25 years ago. With help from her colleagues at The Elms and a number of local businesses, Julie amassed a variety of fabulous prizes for a raffle, tombola and the bingo itself, including food hampers, luxury chocolates and premium spirits.
Nicola Brennan, Home Manager at The Elms, commented: “On behalf of everyone at The Elms, I’d like to say a big thank you to all of the local people and businesses who supported the bingo fundraiser this year. Your kindness and generosity makes a real difference to our residents, and it was heartwarming to see the community come together for a good cause.”