PICNICS and live 60s music at Ettington Lodge in Wellesbourne has helped raise £340 for charity.
Live band Shadowfax and do-your-own-picnics were the order of the day for some 80 residents, staff and members of the community at the Orbit extra care living scheme – with the dual purpose of marking the Queen’s Jubilee recently and to bank cash for Friends of Hastings House.
This is a new charity based at Hastings House Medical Centre in Wellesbourne. The charity offers additional support for patients with problems which have been amplified by Covid-19, including social isolation and deprivation.
Jayne Turvey, spokesperson for Ettington Lodge, said: “The Platinum Jubilee celebration at Ettington Lodge was a great opportunity to engage with members of the local community and provide entertainment for our customers. Despite a few drops of rain and a chill in the air, our customers, visitors, and Orbit’s partners had a wonderful time interacting with each other and celebrating. It was brilliant to see how much money was raised to support Friends of Hastings House.”
Keith Greetham, Friends of Hastings House Chairman, added: “I want to thank Ettington Lodge for their kind donation following the fantastic Jubilee event over the Bank Holiday weekend. The money raised will provide vital funds for additional services to patients in the local community.”