Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham, held a special themed week of activities to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS) and has raised over £645 as a result for the MS Trust.
The national MS Awareness Week commenced on Monday 23rd April with its traditional ‘be bold in blue’ theme and the Meadow House team supported this by hosting a range of events and activities to spread the word about the condition and to raise funds for much needed research.
Activities included a fun run through Swaffham town centre, which saw staff and residents dressed in crazy wigs and blue costumes. They encouraged members of the public to join them and spoke to them about their work, in an effort to raise funds and awareness.
In addition, all week, a raffle was held alongside a ‘blue bingo’, as well as a coffee morning.
Activities Coordinator Belinda Jones said: “The week of activity is just a small part of the regular work Meadow House carries out to support the charity MS Trust and to help people living with the condition.
“Staff and residents at the home were excited to take part in the week of planned activities and we are all proud to have raised over £600 for a charity that is close to our hearts. We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who donated and took the time to join us in our various pursuits. We had a ball – and all for such a great cause.”
Meadow House, which is rated as Outstanding by the CQC, provides residential and nursing care for residents with a range of physical disabilities and specialises in the care of those living with MS.
The home is part of the Healthcare Homes Group and is based on Norwich Road in Swaffham.
For more information on the range of residential and day care services provided, visit www.healthcarehomes.co.uk or call 01760 725146.