A quiet achiever
Talkative Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a care home in Widnes, Cheshire.
The locquacious carer at Halton View care homerecently spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties. She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a sponsored silence” and carried a note book so she could communicate with colleagues, residents and visitors.
The quiet achiever raised £289 for the sensory garden which will include planters, furniture, a water feature, bird table and a wide variety of flowers.
“Deb is usually such a bubbly little chatterbox,” said Halton View manager Amanda Kelly.
“The staff, residents and regular visitors all thought they’d gone deaf, it’s been so quiet around the home compared to normal. Deb has raised a lot of money for the sensory garden through her sponsored silence and we’re all really grateful. But I think we’ll miss the peace and quiet.”
Deborah was challenged take on the sponsored silence by her colleagues as part of Dementia Awareness Week in May.