Residents at Moat House Care Home gathered in the sunshine to witness the handover of their generous donation to local charity, Edgar’s gift. The cheque was presented to Chair of Edgar’s gift, David Clarke, who was joined by his partner Molly, for the special occasion.
Edgar’s gift is a charity set up in 2010 in memory of Ben Edkins (nickname Edgar), who passed away following a yearlong fight with cancer. The charity provides gifts and unique experiences for young adults aged 18-30 suffering from cancer, such as use of the charities static caravan on the east coast of Lincolnshire which they use to offer free holidays to cancer patients and their families/friends.
“As a small family run charity, donations like the incredibly generous £1,000 from Moat House make a huge difference to us. Everyone involved with the charity works on a voluntary basis so every penny goes directly towards helping young adults suffering with cancer. A big thank you from everyone at Edgar’s Gift to all at Moat House for their fantastic support.” said David Clarke from Edgar’s Gift.
Dave Lock, Managing Director at Adept Care Homes added, “After reading about this charity in the Hinckley Times and finding out about all the incredible work they do I felt we were able to help. I hope this donation from Moat House will help make wishes come true.”
“It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate such a special moment, I really enjoyed it.” Added Brenda, a resident at Moat House.
After the cheque handover residents continued with the occasion enjoying the sunshine with tea, cakes, and live entertainment.
Residents at Burbage-based Moat House Care Home proudly presented a cheque on behalf of the home to remember former Moat House resident and former President of The Royal British Legion’s Hinckley Branch, Ronald (Ron) Collyer.
The cheque was presented to Branch Chairman, Lloyd Bagshaw who was joined by other members of the RBL and Ron’s children, Ian and Barbara, as part of the VE Day celebrations held in the gardens at Moat House Care Home. The donation from the residents who’s fundraising efforts will help place a commemorative bench, ‘pride of place’ in front of the war memorial in Argents Mead to honour of Ron.
Moat House Care Home Helps Hinckley Based Homeless Charity
Residents at Burbage-based Moat House Care Home proudly presented a cheque on behalf of the home for an astounding £25,000 to Emmaus, a Hinckley based homeless charity.
Dave Lock, Managing Director for Moat House said, “When I heard about the amazing work Emmaus do in our local community and how fundraising has been increasingly difficult with the closure of its charity shops during covid restrictions, we knew we had to help.”
Emmaus supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing meaningful work, training, support and a stable home for as long as someone needs it in Leicestershire and Rutland.
With veganism becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing lifestyle movements and with an estimated 7,000 vegetarians and vegans in residential and nursing care homes, Hospitality Manager, Rebecca Lambert at Moat House Care Home decided to introduce residents to the plant-based diet by holding a vegan festival during the month of January, or better known as ‘Veganuary’.
Adept Care Homes continues to expand its team and is delighted to welcome Kenny Nelson as its newly appointed Business Director for its Midlands-based care homes.
Kenny brings with him a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge following 7 years working alongside Adept Care Homes as Relationship Director with RBS and later, as Senior Director, Health & Social Care with CYB (Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank).
Residents at family-run Moat House Care Home are rolling up their sleeves to take part in a sunflower growing gardening competition where they hope to win up to £100 for the care home’s residents’ social fund.
“We have had a lot of fun, tending to our sunflowers for the competition, We even sing to them. I’ve always loved getting out in the garden, it really is a passion of mine. The competition whilst a bit of fun, would be fantastic to win, a great team effort!” explained Peter Stowe, a resident gardener at Moat House.