Hundreds raised for Stroke Association by care home workers

CARE home workers held a supermarket collection for the Stroke Association – raising hundreds of pounds for the charity.

Staff from The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, Northumberland, spent two days in the town’s Morrisons store with collection buckets.

They raised £442 before running a raffle and taking collections at the care home to bump the total up to £542.

Residents’ family members, staff and friends of the home all donated prizes for the raffle and put hands in pockets to donate an extra £100.

Paige Gallagher, activities coordinator at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, said: 

“We just wanted to do our bit to help the Stroke Association as they do brilliant work.”

Ann Mielnik, home manager, added:

“We’d like to thank everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets for the home’s Stroke Association raffle as well as those who dropped money into our collection buckets at Morrisons. We’d also like to say a big thank you to the supermarket for helping us collect for the charity in the store. Their customers were incredibly generous and helped us raised a brilliant amount.”

1 – The Oaks Care Home activities coordinator Paige Gallagher, domestic assistant Maureen Ord and her mother Margaret Allen collecting money for the Stroke Association at the Blyth Morrisons store.Stroke Association

2 – Collecting funds for the Stroke Association at the Blyth Morrisons store are The Oaks Care Home domestic workers Diane Nesbitt and Colleen McDougal and care assistant Angela Hedley, joined by Morrisons representative Lauren Parker.

For  ore information about the Stroke Association or The Oaks Care Home which is part of the Hill Care Group visit