I am writing in my capacity as the Chairman of the Friends of Connaught Court to thank you for the contribution that you have made towards our funds this year. As you know it has been a very challenging year with the pandemic and we have been unable to hold our Summer fair which provides the majority of the funds that we require to fulfill our financial obligations to the home. The major project that we are working on at the moment is to provide a second visitor pod at the home to allow families to be reunited within a safe environment. As part of the Care Operations team at the RMBI this is something which is particularly close to me and i feel very important to both the residents and their families. The money which you have so generously donated will go towards the £10,000 cost of this.
If you would like any further information on our work or how the money is spent please do not hesitate to ask.
When I saw an advert in the Doncaster Councils Covid-19 weekly email update I passed the info on to my daughter Jade who along with Sandra, the wife of W. Bro Dennis Atkin, has joined the small army of volunteers helping to make Scrubs for the vastly under-supplied Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS workers.
The volunteer team is sponsored by Refurnish, owned, and run by Andy Simson. Refurnish is a Doncaster based charity which works in partnership with the local authority and Sita UK to collect bulky household furniture and goods from domestic properties in the Doncaster Borough. Wherever possible these items are reused or recycled and put to good use. During this period of lock down, Doncaster Refurnish has effectively diversified its skills into supporting volunteers to produce scrubs for front line workers in hospitals and care homes in their own localities. A dedicated Facebook page enables the individual members to remain engaged with the rest of the group.
From Left: Jade Evans, Linda and Sarah Chapman, W. Bro Andy Evans, Catherine Ford, Annette Noble, Joan White, Kerry Burton, Elsie Tinker, Marina Grimshaw, Claire McConville, Mandy Elks, Michelle Boardman, Coleen Besfold and Andy Burton.
Individual “Scrubs” sets quality checked and size-packaged ready for delivery
NHS staff wearing the most welcomed Scrubs.
Sets of Scrubs made and washed ready to deliver back to Kerry and her team at Nightshades.