Care home’s thank-you gift

A CARE home effort has boosted toys available to younger generations at a Poole nursery.

Team members and residents at Care South’s Dorset House raised £100 for Muddy Boots Nursery School and the children who regularly visit the home.

The fundraiser was spearheaded by activities lead Sam Baker, who wanted to show staff and residents’ appreciation to the nursery.

Money raised went towards outdoor summer toys which were presented to the nursery after children were invited to the home for an Easter egg hunt.
The youngsters were invited to the home for an Easter Egg Hunt
Garden toys, including a water table, footballs, goals, and bat and balls, purchased with the money raised, were presented to the nursery.

The home also handed over a range of second-hand toys, including a toy car and scooter, an activity cube with a slide and ride-on toys.

Sam said: “The children always bring smiles to residents’ faces and often inspire conversations about their own children. They bring innocence, fun and creativity into the home.

“We are always amazed at how well behaved they all are, and they really mean a lot to residents in our care, so we wanted to raise some money to show our appreciation.

“On average, the nursery has around 25 children attending each day with 10-15 visiting the home at any one time.
“We raised enough money to buy some garden toys for the children which we cannot wait to see being put to good use.”

A Muddy Boots Nursery School spokesperson added: “We are so grateful to Sam and the team at Dorset House for this very generous donation.

“The toys that we have received will provide so much fun to the children at the nursery.

“We have a fantastic relationship with Dorset House care home and the children enjoy interacting with the residents upon our visits.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Easter egg hunt and the many chocolate goodies they found.”

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