Wellingborough care home residents raise money for three community groups

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Residents of a care home have helped raised £1,800 for good causes through a series of events to celebrate the home’s first anniversary.

Staff and residents from Dukes Court recently presented cheques for £500 each to Cransley Hospice in Kettering and Glamis Hall Day Centre in Wellingborough as well as £800 to the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The care home in Northampton Road, Wellingborough, which is run by care and retirement provider Avery Healthcare, celebrated its official first birthday with a week of events, including an Elvis impersonator, Royston the Magician and singer Lesley Ann.

Residents also enjoyed a visit from Exotic Animal Encounters, getting the chance to meet an owl, meerkats, snakes and a tarantula.

The event was rounded off with the cutting of the home’s first birthday cake and lots of balloons.

Dukes Court care home manager Zoe Kirk said: “It has been a terrific first year and residents have raised a substantial amount of money through various events for the three charities they chose to support.

“We are very much involved in the local community so it was important that we donated to local organisations.”

Zoe added: “Our newly launched well-being programme offers a wide variety of activities and experiences for residents, and provides the very best support for every resident.

“We will be holding a range of events and activities again in this, our second year, and would like to hear from any local organisations, clubs or groups which might be interested in visiting us here.

“You can call me on 01933 445690.”

For more information about Dukes Court or any organisations who would like to be involved with Dukes Court in the future can call Zoe Kirk on 01933 445690.