Care home hands cheque to charity for chemotherapy unit

PUBLISHED: 17:32 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:32 08 September 2017

Home manager Wendy Perkins presenting a cheque to Colin Thomas and Margaret Thomas from Hope For Tomorrow.

Home manager Wendy Perkins presenting a cheque to Colin Thomas and Margaret Thomas from Hope For Tomorrow.

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A Somerset care home has presented a cheque for hundreds of pounds to a charity which builds mobile chemotherapy unit.

The Laurels Care Home, in Westfield Lane, hosted a summer barbecue to raise as much money as possible for Hope For Tomorrow.

The money from the barbecue was topped up by Country Court Care – which owns the home – to make a grand total of £500 for the charity.

The barbecue was well attended by families of the residents and other guests despite bad weather on the day.

The Draycott home manager Wendy Perkins said: “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 please to see so many people at our home.”

Hope For Tomorrow build, provide and maintain state-of-the-art mobile chemotherapy units to NHS trusts – which cost £260,000 each.

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