The project was initiated by Anna Fawcett, Marketing Manager at The Sherwood Group and Trayce Pullen, Activities Coordinator at Melbourne House in response to the shortages of PPE supplies.
Anna Fawcett commented: “Face masks have become a necessity in preventing the spread of coronavirus, but with budgets already stretched so thin, many care homes struggle with providing PPE to care staff and visitors. This often means other areas miss out on vital funding.”
For the past couple of years, The Sherwood Group and KMD Company have supported Melbourne House by printing Christmas cards painted by the residents with dementia and selling them to raise funds for Christmas gifts for the people.
Trayce Pullen, Activities Coordinator at Melbourne House added: “Over the past 5 years, Sherwood have supported us at Melbourne house in our fundraising efforts in different ways and we are very grateful. Even in these difficult and uncertain times they have still found a way to come through for us for which we are eternally grateful.”
Melbourne House is located in Nottingham, on Grannis Drive in Aspley.