Brendoncare Knightwood’s staff and relatives are taking on a skydive to raise money for the care home in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire. A team of eight members of staff and their relatives is preparing for the challenge which is due to take place in early September in Salisbury.
Staff have been working relentlessly to care for residents during the coronavirus pandemic and are taking part in this challenge to raise funds towards a summer house for the gardens at Brendoncare Knightwood, where residents and their families can meet in a safe environment.
Leeanne Broyd, Activities Coordinator at Brendoncare Knightwood and skydive team organiser, said:
The current pandemic has highlighted how important it is for our residents to keep in contact with their family and friends. However, as they have been unable to see each other in person inside the building, we have been providing services online for them, such as video calls. We continue to offer visits in our beautiful gardens.
We would like to help raise funds to help improve and expand the services that we can offer and continue this great work with our residents. Not only does this service help us support our residents, but it also helps to provide reassurance to friends and family who desperately miss seeing their loved ones.
We are reaching out to the local community and businesses to help us raise £4000 to help us purchase a summer house for the gardens at Brendoncare Knightwood, where our residents can continue to meet with their families in a safe and warm environment.
Brendoncare Knightwood offers residential, respite, end of life care in its 20 bedroom care home. There are also 30 close-care apartments and seven bungalows on the same site for independent living. Care at home is available to these residents, should it be needed to help remain living independently.
Further details about Brendoncare Knightwood can be found on the charity’s website www.brendoncare.org.uk or by telephoning 02380 247000.
Photo: Brendoncare Knightwood skydiving team