Ashington care home supports local organisation

An Ashington care home has raised hundreds of pounds for a local organisation.

Thursday, 17th October 2019, 11:24 am
Updated Friday, 25th October 2019, 12:24 pm
Woodhorn Park care home in Ashington presents a cheque to Ashington Veteran’s & Elders Institute.
Woodhorn Park care home in Ashington presents a cheque to Ashington Veteran’s & Elders Institute.

Woodhorn Park care home presented a cheque for £500 to Ashington Veteran’s & Elders Institute towards kitchen equipment.

The home presented the cheque to the local charity on behalf of Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate.

The care home welcomed Keith Green from the Institute to receive the cheque from resident Evelyn Gosling who recently celebrated her 100th birthday along with other residents and staff members.

Keith said: “The residents at Woodhorn Park visiting on a weekly basis has given us a new identity.

“It’s great to see our guests mixing with members and socialising with other homes.

“We love their company and seeing them enjoy themselves. I consider our visitors firm friends now. The staff are lovely.

“We appreciate the donation very much and have purchased a new fridge, vacuum cleaner and a microwave is next on the list.”

Julie Bond, General Manager at Woodhorn Park Care Home, said: “We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities.

“Our residents find their weekly visits to the hut very enjoyable.”