Defibrilator fundraiser for Residential Nursing Home in Stafford

The granddaughter of one of our residents has taken on an enormous challenge to raise money for the Manor House!

Abbi took on a 6-day Highland Way hike and raised over £1300 for the home. The challenge saw Abbi walk 122 miles across challenging terrain, in adverse weather conditions, carrying a 15kg backpack and sleeping outside.  Abbi said, “it was really really tough, I had blisters on my blisters, was exhausted and at times wanted to pack up and go home, but the lovely messages of support and knowing I was raising funds for the Manor House kept me going”

“when times were really hard, I thought about my Grandad and all of the people who live at the Manor House Nursing Home, I thought about the amazing lives they might have lead and the stories they might have to tell, I thought about how lucky I was to be out there when so many wouldn’t be able to be for one reason or another and that kept me going”

Jayne Wood, Director of Nursing said, “we want to extend a massive thank you to Abbi for completing this amazing challenge and to Brenda, Pauline and all of Trevor’s family.  We have a defibrillator in the main building but to now have one on the Coppenhall Unit is excellent and all staff will be trained.  A defibrillator is of course not only a potentially life-saving piece of equipment for residents, but also staff and visitors. Abbi’s challenge looked so hard and we think she should be really proud of herself!”

Trevor’s wife, (Abbi’s Grandma) said, “we’re immensely proud of Abbi and everything she achieved.  We are so grateful to the Manor House for taking care of Trevor and as a family to be able to support and give something back was really important to us.  My daughter, Pauling works at AED Donate in Stone, which is why we thought it would be perfect for Abbi to raise money for the defibrillator.  I also want to say a massive thank you to Star Private Hire Ltd, the taxi company that bring me to see Trevor every week, for donating £100”.

Collection boxes are now situated at the Manor House where anyone can donate and any future funds will be contributed to more defibrillators to install at the home, the online link is also live here