Aldwick House News and Events
ALDWICK HOUSE TO COMPLETE SPONSORED BIKE RIDE FOR DEMENTIA
Staff from across Aldwick House Care Home are coming together with residents’ families to take on an epic bike ride in a bid to raise money to redevelop the popular sensory garden at the home.
This ride is just one of many fundraising activities the home has taken part in to maintain this garden. Previously, the Activities Coordinator, Donna, did a sponsored silence which raised £400. Members of staff taking part include Donna Giles, the Activities Coordinator, Karen Crosby, Home Manager, Jon Catterwell, the Area Manager.
The riders will be cycling from Brighton back home to Bognor Regis on Saturday 10th June, a total of 31 miles, all in aid of the sensory garden they have in the grounds of Aldwick House, which has been specifically designed for residents with dementia.
The sensory garden is a great facility for residents at Aldwick House, allowing them to and enjoy the sunshine during the summer months, have enjoy their own quiet time, and engage in one-to-one activities with the nurses, as well enjoy scents and sights that take them back to their childhood. This includes the honeysuckle plant grown for one resident to remind her of her own grandmother’s garden. Donna Giles, the Activities Coordinator at Aldwick House said: “The sensory garden is such an important resource for some of our residents, and achieving our goal of £500 will mean that we can continue to keep it in prime condition, and add to the facilities it provides.
“Fundraising events like these are a great chance for us to come together as a community and make a difference to Aldwick House. I thought my sponsored silence was a challenge since I’m such a chatterbox but this bike ride will be something different- especially as we’re not doing any training for it!”
You can donate to the home’s fundraising at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/donna-giles-1?utm_id=2&utm_term=6W2BBJ53P
Good luck to the team!
Manager: Karen Crosby
Tel: 01243 842 244
Fax: 01243 838 041
Nyewood Lane, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2SJ