Home buys shelterbox
SIDMOUTH’S Holmesley Nursing Home has donated nearly �500 to Shelterbox.
The home in Fortescue Road raised �495 for the disaster relief charity through a coffee morning and garden party. This is enough to buy a shelterbox, to be sent to a family in a disaster-stricken country.
Residents and staff were prompted to act by the Haiti earthquake appeal earlier this year.
At the cheque presentation, the home’s part-time gardener Alan Cooper, a Rotarian, gave residents and staff a talk about Shelterbox and demonsrated a shelterbox tent.
Activities manager Sue Hart said they would be tracing the box their money had bought, to find out where it ended up.
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The garden party had gone well, she added.
“We had a wonderful response,” she said. “We had Tony Marino singing all afternoon, Honiton Majorettes, and stalls including bric-a-brac, jewellery and cakes. Thanks to everyone who supported it.”
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The home is now gearing up to support the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.