Here at The Dell, we’re celebrating our successful Easter raffle, organised by our very own Daphne Graves, as a way of raising money for our care home.
Daphne is our clinical lead here at The Dell, where her role is to coordinate and oversee the day-to-day running of our home. She wanted to raise funds to make some home improvements and put a smile on our residents' faces.
In this blog post, we’re sharing details of the Easter raffle and what we’ll be spending the proceeds on…
Raising Money: Our Easter Raffle
Daphne organised the raffle to help raise funds towards improvements for our Suffolk-based care home, The Dell.
She arranged an array of wonderful prizes, securing 45 in total. These included a Dove toiletry hamper, a homemade Easter bunny with an egg, and a selection of indulgent chocolates.
Our new deputy manager, Simon Fletcher, took home the star prize - an incredible scuba-diving experience.
Raising Money: How we’re Spending the Proceeds
The raffle raised an incredible £132. We’re going to be spending the money on refurbishing our garden. Our aim is to give our residents a relaxing, comfortable and beautiful outdoor space where they can spend time during the warmer months.
We’re going to buy an array of vibrant plants to help brighten up the garden and give it a refreshing new lease of life. We'll then continue to raise money in the coming months to update the garden furniture.
The Importance of Spending Time Outdoors
It’s important to us to update our garden and create an inviting outdoor space for our residents. Spending time outdoors is beneficial in many ways, as being amongst nature can help to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also encourage social activities and games, whilst providing our residents with a healthy dose of vitamin D.
Gardening is also beneficial as it can encourage our residents to keep moving their body. Maintaining plants can also provide them with a sense of purpose.
Following a tough two years in and out of lockdown, the new garden will be a welcome change for our residents. It’ll be a safe and inviting space for them to socialise with each other and their visitors.
Raising Money for Our Garden
We’re grateful to Daphne for organising the Easter raffle and raising money to help improve our garden area. She did a brilliant job of planning and executing the raffle and we’re excited to put the money to good use.
Daphne said: “I launched the Easter raffle as I thought it was a fantastic way to raise money for refurbishments at The Dell. I thought it would also boost resident morale and wellbeing.
"Our care team, residents’ family members and friends have all been so generous with their donations. We thank them for their part in enabling us to provide a nice and much-needed surprise for the residents.
“We look forward to using the funds raised to buy some furniture and plants to brighten up the home’s gardens this summer. We often host charitable events throughout the year to go towards amenities, but our current goal is to improve our outdoor offering. We want to ensure that our garden is a beautiful, cosy place for our residents to enjoy.”
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