Generous mystery donor gifts over £1,000 to Milton Keynes care home's fundraising appeal

A generous mystery donor has given a local care home £1,200 as part of their fundraising appeal.

MHA Westbury Grange Care Home, which provides nursing, end of life, and palliative care whilst supporting those with dementia, is looking to raise funds to buy a touchscreen interactive table for residents.

Before the pandemic, Westbury Grange was buzzing with a constant flow of visitors, entertainment, events and visiting families. Due to Covid-19, the care home has sadly been unable to host events to raise money towards entertainment, trips and other such activities that enable their residents to live later life well.

To help residents even further, MHA Westbury Grange is looking to buy a ‘magic table’ - especially designed for care homes. These interactive tables are portable, allowing them to be easily moved from room to room. Over 50 apps are pre-installed and they provide a mixture of fun, learning, music, film, nostalgia, sensory and digital board games.

The added benefit is they can be used to communicate, with loved ones during restricted visits via WhatsApp, Zoom and Facetime, providing life-size visual communication for residents to keep in touch, see and talk to their loved ones through technology.

This table is £4,000, and MHA Westbury Grange has set up a JustGiving page to raise the funds. This target has nearly been reached thanks to the generosity of the public, and one particular donor who has given the care home £1,200 plus £300 in gift aid. 

This generous donor said: "Happy Christmas to all residents and wonderfully staff. Thank you for all the wonderful work that you do."

You can find the JustGiving page here

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