Consett care home raise over £2,000 for Newcastle RVI Children’s Cancer Unit

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Colleagues, residents, and visitors at HC-One’s Greenways Court Care Home in Consett, County Durham, have raised an astonishing £2,175.00 for the RVI Children’s Cancer Unit in Newcastle by completing a sponsored walk around the local estate.

The local football club Consett Crusaders had organised a sponsored walk in aid of helping 12 year old Ethan O’Neil, who has Stage 4 Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer. When colleagues at Greenways Court heard this news and realised the connection with Ethan’s Mum and Grandma who both previously worked at the 51-bed residential and dementia care home, they knew they had to help.

A meeting was held with residents, and it was decided that they would join forces with the football club, and the on the 11th April, the trainers came out and everyone played their part to make the walk a huge success.

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Resident, Maureen Urwin, commented: “We never expected to raise as much money as we did in a million years!”

Tracy Graham, Maureen Urwin, Austin Dial and Philip BithellTracy Graham, Maureen Urwin, Austin Dial and Philip Bithell
Tracy Graham, Maureen Urwin, Austin Dial and Philip Bithell

A total of £2,175.00 was raised from the sponsored walk. Michelle Bull, Care Manager at Greenways Court Care Home, got in touch with Philip Bithell, Fundraising Manager at Newcastle Hospitals Charity, who invited residents along to the RVI and have a photoshoot in front of the trusts background with their giant cheque, much to residents’ amusement!

Michelle Bull, Care Manager at Greenways Court, said: “I have so much pride in our team! Colleagues, residents, and visitors all came together to raise an amazing £2,175.00.

“All of the community supported us, and an amazing day was had. The residents were so proud to hand over the cheque, they had a real and well-deserved sense of achievement.”

Ethan is planning on visiting Greenways Court Care Home in the coming weeks to pass on his gratitude to the residents and team for their fundraising efforts.

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