Arthritis sufferer gets 'best armchair ever' thanks to care home residents

Posted on 02 June 2011

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



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