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Greenhill celebrates quarter of a century of generosity

Staff and residents of Greenhill House in Cheddar recently held a cream tea party to thank the Friends and Relatives of Greenhill (affectionately known as the FROGs) for over quarter of a century of generosity.

The formation of FROGs

At the heart of its local community, Greenhill House holds a special place in the hearts of those who have worked or visited loved ones there. In 1995, this led to the formation of FROGs, a voluntary fundraising committee of retired staff and relatives of those who had been cared for in the specialist residential and dementia care home. 

Over the years, members of FROGs have generously donated an incredible £70,000 to fund special trips out, treats and experiences for Greenhill residents. Donations from FROGs have enabled residents to enjoy holidays away, bus trips to places of interest, crafts, games and entertainment within the home, and also provided a special gift for every resident at Christmas and Easter.

In 2020, the group reached the sad decision to begin drawing their fundraising efforts to a close, donating the remaining funds over the next few years. Members of FROGs recently visited Greenhill House to present their final cheque, and were invited to enjoy a cream tea at the home to recognise and thank them for their generosity and kindness to 28 years’ of Greenhill residents. 

Part of the Greenhill family

Jenny Futcher, manager of Greenhill House, says: 

“Greenhill have been so blessed to have so much support from the FROGs group, and our residents have benefited greatly from the additional activities and treats their generosity has made possible. 

“We will never be able to thank the group enough for their compassion and kindness, but wanted to show our appreciation by adding a plaque to the Greenhill House garden and holding a cream tea in their honour. 

“It is incredibly touching that former team members and those with loved ones who had been cared for at Greenhill House, chose to continue to voluntarily support the home and our residents. 

“Whilst FROGs itself may have now disbanded, we look forward to keeping in touch with all of the members. They are pillars of our local community, and we also consider them members of the Greenhill House family.”

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