The sky is the limit for Wyndham House technology fundraiser
Members of the Wyndham House residential care home team in Minehead are preparing to take to the skies – and jump out of a plane – in an attempt to raise over £12,000 to purchase specialist new technology for their residents.
The money raised will be used to purchase new interactive equipment for the home’s residents, including a specialist project and interactive touch table to boost mental stimulation and wellbeing. This can be especially helpful for those residents who live with dementia.
The team, including Ella, Anan, Marilyn, Rich, Donna and Jackie (pictured) have committed to undertake a skydive once they reach their interim fundraising target of £7,000, and are inviting sponsorship for their brave leap from a plane.
Activities Co-ordinator, Sophia Bywater-Jones, explains how the new interactive equipment will help Wyndham House residents:
“We’ve seen how interactive and creative activities can really help to boost the mental health and wellbeing of our residents.
“The specialist projector and interactive touch table which we are raising money for can be used in so many positive ways. It opens up opportunities for keep fit lessons, singalongs and quizzes, the use of brain training apps, games and group activities, and can also be used for video calling and helping our residents to engage with family and friends who cannot visit in person. It can benefit residents of all abilities, including those who live with dementia, and is also fantastically portable.
“Thank you for supporting your fundraising efforts to raise to £12,500 to purchase this exciting new technology for our residents. Your donation is gratefully received.”