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£255
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    Weʼve raised £255 to Purchase a Karaoke machine for the residents of the care home where my 92year old mother died of covid 19 on April 14th.

    Funded on Friday, 14th August 2020

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    Story

    My mother Iris Lawley went into a residential care home 3 years ago after leaving hospital after having a fall. Previously she had a stroke which affected her mobility. Mum was a strong lady who in her younger days was a soprano who wanted to pursue her career but having a family she gave it up to concentrate on us. Mum appeared in a show under her stage name Annette Lear called stairway to the stars where Valerie Masters appeared and who then went on to make it in the music industry, this took place at Poplar civic theatre.
    Through out her life my mum never gave up singing to us as children she sang to us regularly. Her voice was beautiful and continued singing into her latter years.
    Sadly Mum lost my brother who was 4years old in 1962 to an accident where he was killed by a lorry.
    Mum went through years of depression but still managed to sing and entertain people around her.
    The care home she was in is a lovely residential home run by a very lovely manager. They had cocktail evenings, entertainment coming in there and Christmas parties where everyone was welcome. Right till the end of her life the carers would sing to her and bless her she tried to sing back which was proved difficult as she was suffering from covid 19 and her breathing was getting worse.
    On the GPs recommendation, mum never went to hospital as he stressed this could have a detrimental affect on her and she may not survive.
    As a family we decided to keep her in the place she was use to was nursed in her room till the end.
    During lockdown we saw mum through a window and she heard us but was not responding well. 14th April Mum was worse and I wore PPE equipment and held her hand played her favourite tune Alfie by Cilla Black and watched as she was faiding away. I left at 4.30pm she died at 5.50pm.
    As mum loved music I want the residents and staff to remember her through singing by purchasing a karaoke machine, Mum would have love that. All money will go to Westport Care centre, Limehouse.

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    • Carol Winfield2 years ago
      Carol Winfield

      Carol Winfield

      2 years ago

      The Karaoke machine, microphone and Cd was delivered yesterday to mums old care home. Thank you everyone for your help and support I am truly grateful.

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    • Carol Winfield2 years ago
      Carol Winfield

      Carol Winfield

      2 years ago

      The karaoke machine, mic and Cd was delivered today to care home by my husband and his friend.

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    • Carol Winfield2 years ago
      Carol Winfield

      Carol Winfield

      2 years ago

      Today the Karaoke machine, CDs and microphone arrived, my son will be delivering it to the care home soon will keep you updated thank you for your donations.

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    • David Cohen

      David Cohen

      May 3, 2020

      Nice gesture.

    • Rick

      Rick

      May 3, 2020

      Carol what a wonderful thing to do in your mother’s memory for the other residents of the Nursing Home.God Bless you !

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 3, 2020

      God bless both of you and paying it forward. May her memory live on forever in smiles and positivity.

    • Fellow music lover

      Fellow music lover

      May 3, 2020

      £20.00

    • Simon MacLoughlin

      Simon MacLoughlin

      Apr 19, 2020

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 16, 2020

      Great job Carol

      £10.00

    • Carol Goldie

      Carol Goldie

      Apr 16, 2020

      In loving memory of Iris x

      £20.00

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