Care home raises hundreds for chemotherapy unit

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 July 2017

People from Draycott brave the rain for a charity barbecue.

People from Draycott brave the rain for a charity barbecue.


A Somerset care home raised more than £500 for a chemotherapy unit.

Residents and friends of Laurels Care Home, in Draycott, braved the wind and heavy rain to host its charity barbecue last weekend.

The home, in Westfield Lane, invited people from around the area to enjoy a burger or hot dog to help raise money for the Hope For Tomorrow’s mobile chemotherapy unit.

Hope For Tomorrow builds, provides and maintains state-of-the-art units to the NHS Trust.

The unit costs £260,000 to build and launch and also allows the technology to be supported by members of a nursing team.

Laurels’ home manager Wendy Perkins said: “We were delighted people came along and joined us.

“We hold a charity barbecue every year and it is always very popular in the village.

“This year’s cause is very close to our hearts and we were really pleased to see so many people at our home.”

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