Arthritis sufferer gets 'best armchair ever' thanks to care home residents
Residents paying for care in Bury have joined together to raise funds for a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer.
Those living at Naseby Court sheltered housing scheme held a St George's Day raffle and afternoon tea and raffle in a fundraising effort, reports the Bury Times.
The money went towards a remotely controlled rise and recline armchair for Miss Karen Brown, costing £650.
Miss Brown has had rheumatoid arthritis for more than 40 years, since she was four years old.
She told the newspaper: "I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone there for their kindness and generosity in raising funds to provide me with this much-needed rise and reclining armchair. I've only had the chair a few days and already I’m feeling the benefits. It's the best armchair I've ever had."
Meanwhile, Highfield Care Home in Scarthingwell has raised more than £200 for charity, with a Proms and Picnic in the Park, reports the Wetherby News.
Posted by Nigel Murphy