Due to the COVID pandemic, Sunny Days Children’s Fund fundraising opportunities were severely impacted, however Willowmead Care Home were thrilled to be able to help this important national registered charity that raises funds to help children who are suffering from a range of medical conditions and to assist their families in need.
Sunny Days Children’s Fund were seeking assistance to help Daisy, born in February 2021. Daisy was diagnosed with Miller-Dieker Lissencephaly Syndrome, abnormal brain development and spent several weeks in hospital before being transferred to a children’s hospice for end of life care. She was then transferred home to live with her parents and two sisters. Sunny Days received a request from the family complex needs co-ordinator for funding for a double sofa bed, allowing Daisy’s parents to sleep more comfortably in the living room alongside Daisy, enabling them to give her 24 hour a day care.
Christer, born in January 2013, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and is currently receiving chemotherapy. His Dad was made redundant during the pandemic and Mum is currently on maternity leave. Monies raised will help the family with a grant for essential items, food , clothing and travel expenses for Christer’s ongoing hospital appointments.
Willowmead Care Home was very keen to get involved and support Sunny Days Children’s Fund in any way possible. They shared the childrens stories with some residents and their families raised £220 to contribute to the charity.
Our ethos at Gold Care Homes is to enhance the lives of residents in our care by bringing them joy, happiness, and fulfilment. The values that we practise daily demonstrate that our residents are willing to do the same, by showing compassion to individuals of all needs.
Wendy Man, Manager of Willowead, who has worked in the care industry for over 27 years has a passion to support everyone in need and comments: “The greatest accomplishment is to be a version of yourself to inspire others to live the best versions of themselves”
CEO Ravi Gidar commented: “From everyone at Gold Care Homes, we are overjoyed with the selfless contributions our lovely residents made to help make a difference to Sunny Days Children’s Fund. We hope that monies raised go some way towards making a difference to the lives of others”
For more information on Sunny Days Children’s Fund www.sunnydaysfund.org.uk