Care home residents fundraised for hospice on royal wedding day

Posted on 09 May 2011

People paying for care at a supported housing complex celebrated the royal wedding with a charitable act.

Staff and residents at the Dimensions Supported Living service in Hartlepool raised £297.20 for the Hartlepool and District Hospice, reports the Hartlepool Mail.

The money was raised at a garden party to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which took place on April 29th.

Raffles, table top sales and a name the donkey competition all took place during the fun packed day.

Support worker Carole Oxley told the newspaper: "We chose the hospice because it's a local charity.

"The people we support really enjoyed it and they all helped in their own way."

This follows reports of care home residents in Ellesmere Port celebrating the Royal Wedding in true British style.

According to the Ellesmere Port Pioneer, some care home residents in the area were to mark the occasion with bunting and flags, others would reminisce about the royal weddings of the past and Astbury Lodge in Great Sutton was planning a traditional street party.

Posted by Toby Mynott

 

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