We are delighted to announce that our recent fundraising events and activities have been a success, with the charity raising approximately £15,000 between the period of Summer 2018 – Summer 2019.
Here is a recap of our past fundraising events:
In August 2018, a team from across the charity (including care home staff, volunteers, almshouse staff and senior management) abseiled a nerve-wracking 100 metres down Portsmouth’s Emirates Spinnaker Tower to raise all-important funds for our specialist dementia care home – St John’s Moorside – and the purchase of sensory equipment.
In September 2018, our Chief Executive (Clive Cook) walked the famous Camino de Santiago (also known as ‘The Way of Saint James) in aid of St John’s Winchester. The 492 mile/791 km hike was to be completed over the course of five demanding weeks. Sadly due to an injury, Clive was forced to miss the middle section of his journey on medical grounds, but pushed through to complete the final stretch.
This was followed in June 2019 by a challenging hike up Mount Snowdon! The event was organised by our passionate team from Moorside, who showed great camaraderie and perseverance across the weekend. Snowdon (‘Yr Wyddfa’ in Welsh) is the highest mountain in England and Wales, with an elevation of 1,085m. It was no mean feat!
In July this year, we hosted our annual Moorside Summer Fete. It was a fun, family-friendly celebration open to all in the local community. The Fete was well attended and featured many different stalls, which were manned by our friendly team of staff, volunteers, relatives and trustees!
Total Donations Raised:
£12,836.27 – Spinnaker Tower Abseil & Clive’s Camino de Santiago
£1,027.96 – Snowdon Climb
£1530.84 – Moorside Summer Fete
A big thank you to every one who has taken the time to submit a donation to us over the past year. With your support, we have been able to purchase a Tovertafel (an innovate piece of equipment, designed to enhance the lives of our care home residents living with dementia) and other sensory equipment. Your generous donations have allowed us to continue to deliver outstanding personalised and responsive care. Thank you!