Birmingham resident’s gift spurs sensory room project


Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A £1,000 donation made by a care home resident formed the basis of a fundraising drive which has seen the establishment of a sensory room at the Raymond Priestley House nursing home in Erdington, Birmingham. Fitted out at a cost of £10,000 the room features a range of equipment including a ball flow bubble tube, an aromatherapy diffuser and fibre optics. Caroline Green, corporate services manager at Broadening Choices For Older People (BCOP), the charity that runs Raymond Priestley House, said the opening of the sensory room coincided with celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the care home. “When we had the idea to provide the sensory room, a lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave us the first £1,000 and we then approached the Newman Trust, a Birmingham based charity, and it offered us just over £8,000,” said Ms Green. “The remainder of the money came from smaller donations made to BCOP.” The room, which is housed in a former office, will complement other services and facilities at the nursing





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