Local pub support crafting activities at Grace Care Centre
The Swan in Thornbury organised a local competition to help fundraise for additional crafting materials for the home.
Crafting has always proven a particularly popular activity with our residents at Grace Care Centre. It has become a way of us linking up with local schools and businesses through various workshops.
Creating and maintain these relationships with the local community is very important for Grace Care Centre and all OSJCT homes. We want our residents to feel integrated as part of their local community. However, at times during the last year, it has been difficult to link up in the same way.
It was therefore a wonderful surprise to hear about the competition that our local pub, The Swan, was running to help raise money for more crafting equipment for our residents to enjoy.
The competition involved children sending in drawings that related to the NHS/social care. The entries were judged by Major of Thornbury and raised £100 for Grace Care Centre to spend on crafting materials.
The winners, chosen by Mayor Jayne Stansfield, were: Thomas (age 2), Bobbi (age 6) and Victoria (age 7). Congratulations to you all!
Mel Isherwood, Home Manager at Grace Care Centre, said: “On behalf of everyone at Grace Care Centre, I would like to thank the Swan in Thornbury and the local community for their incredible generosity.”
Jayne Stansfield, Mayor of Thornbury, said: “I was delighted to be asked to judge the entries for the colouring competition that raised money for such a worthy cause. The entries showed that we have some very talented young artists in Thornbury! Thanks also to Sandra from The Swan for organising the competition and for all her fundraising activities. Hopefully, the money raised will help to make a difference to the residents at Grace Care Centre.”