First chair for Comet charity

PUBLISHED: 11:44 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 May 2010

Staff and residents at Sue Ryder Care are presented with a cheque by Deanne Gould (far left) and Lloyd Dalton Brown (far right) of BRE

Staff and residents at Sue Ryder Care are presented with a cheque by Deanne Gould (far left) and Lloyd Dalton Brown (far right) of BRE

SUE Ryder Care is celebrating a donation of £3,320.63 to kick off the Comet-led Special Beds Appeal. The funds were raised at the BRE charity awards dinner, by the membership through raffle auction and generous donations. This donation will enable the spe

SUE Ryder Care is celebrating a donation of £3,320.63 to kick off the Comet-led Special Beds Appeal. The funds were raised at the BRE charity awards dinner, by the membership through raffle auction and generous donations.

This donation will enable the specialist neurological care centre to buy their first specialist Huntington's chair of the appeal.

Many of the residents at Sue Ryder Care spend a great deal of time in a limiting reclined position, which increases as their condition worsens. Specialist Huntington's beds and chairs can make the difference of a person being able to be moved comfortably into a different room, giving social opportunities and helping them feel they have a bigger part to everyday life, rather then watching their world slowly decrease along with their loss of mobility and comfort.

This will enable those who have particular posture and mobility problems to be up and out of bed during the day and able to make choices about their environment within the centre and join in socialising activities such as meal times and recreational therapies.

The chairs are able to be adjusted to the individual support shape necessary and made mobile, so the person can be in an appropriately comfortable position, and be able to enjoy the stimulation that choice and change can bring.

Lloyd Dalton Brown, director of BRE (Business Referral Exchange) said: "We are pleased to continue our support of Sue Ryder Care as we recognise that we really can make a difference to the residents. We are a 'people' organisation - and people come first".

Barbara Burnett, area fundraising manager at Sue Ryder Care said: "Everyone here at Stagenhoe is thrilled with this amazing donation. This will make such a difference to the quality of life to our residents. It's so heartwarming that BRE are continuing their support and that they recognise how much their hard work and generosity is valued."


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