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£290
raised of £600 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £290 to Help fund virtual reality equipment for the residents at Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham.

    Funded on Saturday, 21st November 2020

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    The team at Meadow House nursing home in Swaffham is calling upon the local community to support its fundraising efforts to bring high-tech virtual reality equipment into the home, so residents can enjoy travelling the world from the comfort of the home.

    Meadow House, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides residential and nursing care for up 38 people, many of whom live with neurological conditions, sensory impairments and other physical challenges. In light of the restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the team came up with the idea of bringing the great outdoors indoors using the latest virtual reality equipment.

    The team is therefore looking to raise the funds needed to purchase the virtual reality headset and equipment, to offer an additional form of stimulation and engagement as part of the home’s varied activities provision.

    Charlotte Walsh, Activities Coordinator at Meadow House came up with the idea, as she explains: “Due to the restrictions created by the pandemic, none of our residents will be able to go on summer trips this year however I didn’t want them to miss out. With a virtual reality system we will be able to travel and explore different places, without actually leaving the home. It will greatly benefit our residents’ mental wellbeing and will be an opportunity for all to try something new.”

    Home Manager Joanna Jankowska adds, “Charlotte came up with the idea of fundraising for a Virtual Reality headset; it’s such a fabulous idea. Our residents will be able to take in well-known landmarks, views and immerse themselves in a virtual ‘away day’. We are aiming to raise around £600 for the equipment and so are planning a number of sponsored activities to make this possible.”

    For anyone wishing to donate to the home’s fundraising efforts, they should contact Charlotte at the Meadow House on 01760 725146, or visit www.healthcarehomes.co.uk.

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    • Charotte Walsh1 year ago
      Charotte Walsh

      Charotte Walsh

      1 year ago

      Hello Everyone! Thank you for all the donations, we are just waiting for the final monies to come in, and then hopefully by the end of next week we are going to be purchasing the VR system. Thank you all once again.

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    • Charotte Walsh1 year ago
      Charotte Walsh

      Charotte Walsh

      1 year ago

      Hello everyone. Thank you so much for your amazing support so far. We are working hard here at Meadow House and the end of this month we have a quiz set by our wonderful residents to the staff. if we get a question wrong then a water balloon will be thrown at us! biggest loser will get a super wet by an ice bucket being thrown over them. Pictures will of course be posted. Thank you all once again.

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    10

    • John M Dobbin

      John M Dobbin

      Aug 10, 2020

      In loving memory of our dear friend Hazel Dixon and with sincere thanks to all at Meadow House who took such good care of her .Elizabeth and John M Dobbin

      £50.00

    • Hayley McCarthy

      Hayley McCarthy

      Aug 7, 2020

      Such a wonderful idea, good luck reaching your goal!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 7, 2020

      Great initiative and very happy support the great work you do there. Liz R

      £50.00

    • Danny & Jean Shea

      Danny & Jean Shea

      Aug 6, 2020

      Well done Charlotte, having visited many care homes over many years, Meadow house by far is the best in respect of resident care, everything is done to create a loving family atmosphere.

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 5, 2020

      £20.00

    • Naomi (Amanda's sister)

      Naomi (Amanda's sister)

      Aug 5, 2020

      Thank you for everything ❤

      £30.00

    • Peppa Sheridan

      Peppa Sheridan

      Aug 4, 2020

      A fantastic idea which I'm sure everyone at Meadow House will greatly enjoy! Good luck with your fundraising.

      £40.00

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