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Primary school pupils raise hundreds for military care home’s minibus appeal

Pupils at a primary school have taken part in a sponsored run and raised nearly £700 for The Royal Star & Garter Homes.

Year Three and Four children from High Wycombe CofE School ran laps around The Rye on June 27, with parents cheering and supporting them.

Fifty pupils, aged between seven and nine, helped raise the figure, which will go towards a minibus appeal at the Charity’s Home in High Wycombe.

The Royal Star & Garter Homes provides award-winning care for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

Year Three teacher Nicola Jones said the Loakes Road school is keen to build a relationship with the High Wycombe Home:

“The children loved the sponsored run. They were enthusiastic to raise money for the Home and we constantly encouraged their families and friends in order to increase the donation total. We are hoping to visit the Home in the new school year and look forward to organising more events and creating stronger links in the future.”

The Charity is raising £40,000 for a small minibus for the High Wycombe Home which will be used to take residents on activities, such as pub lunches, theatre and museum visits and sporting events. It will also be used to help residents attend medical appointments. In total, the Home will provide more than 50 activities each week, including music, crafts, aerobics, cookery and puzzles. Every resident also has access to the in-house physiotherapy.

High Wycombe Home Manager Chelle Daly, said:

“The residents and I want to thank every pupil at High Wycombe Primary who raised money, along with all those who sponsored them. Outings play an important role in the quality of care we provide, so we’re chuffed to bits with this donation.”

The Charity welcomed its first residents to the High Wycombe Home in April, and also has Homes in Solihull and Surbiton.

High Wycombe Primary pupils can still be sponsored by going to https://justgiving.com/fundraising/hwce

For more information about the care services provided at The Royal Star & Garter Home in High Wycombe, email hw.enquiries@starandgarter.org or call 01494 927555.

The school has so far raised: £689.42 for Charity.

Teacher Miss Anthoney with some of the Year Three and Four pupils from High Wycombe CofE School who took part in the fundraiser

For further information please contact:

Goolistan Cooper
Communications Officer
e: goolistan.cooper@starandgarter.org
t: 0208 481 7669 / 07391 868796

Cally Madden
Marketing & Communications Manager
e: cally.madden@starandgarter.org
t: 020 8481 7692 / 07881 017299

About The Royal Star & Garter Homes

The Charity provides award-winning care for military veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia.

The Royal Star & Garter Homes is a charity founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War.

Today our friendly, state-of-the-art Homes offer a pioneering approach to nursing, dementia and therapeutic care. We have award-winning Homes in Solihull, West Midlands and Surbiton, Surrey. Our third Home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, opened in April 2019.

We continue to expand our services to reach even more veterans. In 2018, we were able to support 186 residents in our Homes and 36 guests at our Day Care service. We also offer interim care for young disabled Service personnel. We provided 11,700 individual sessions of physiotherapy and speech & language therapy last year to support our residents’ health, and over 5,600 places to residents for activities, outings and events, to promote well-being.

We are proud to have enjoyed Royal patronage since our foundation, including that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to the present day.

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Website: www.starandgarter.org

The Royal Star & Garter Homes is a member of the National Care Forum – the leading voice for not-for-profit care providers. A national perspective may be available from info@nationalcareforum.org.uk or by contacting 02476243619. More details on NCF available at www.nationalcareforum.org.uk.

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