WCS Care welcomes £1,600 donation for Warwickshire care home residents

WCS Care receives a cheque for over £1,600 from Graphic Arts (from l-r): Ross Bennett, Scheme Manager at Graphic Arts Group; Ron Winterburn, who lives at Fairfield in Bedworth; and Fairfield team members Claire Dining and Evan Dumbleton.

People living at WCS Care homes in Warwickshire are set to benefit from a donation of over £1,600 thanks to a charity payback scheme.

The money has been handed to the Kenilworth-based charity - which is the first care home group in the country to have five homes recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission - from Coventry-based print and branding company Graphic Arts Group.

Over the last few years, more than £4,000 has been raised for WCS Care through the scheme, which was initially set up by Graphic Arts Group to reward local charities, but has now grown to provide support to many larger, national third sector organisations.

The money raised this year for WCS Care will go towards a side-by-side bike-for-two for residents at Sycamores in Leamington Spa. 

Ed Russell, WCS Care’s Director of Innovation and Delivery, said: ‘We’re delighted to receive over £1,600 from Graphic Arts Group, which will go some way to helping us ensure every day is well lived for residents.

As a charity, we’re always looking to push the boundaries of innovation in care, and donations like this enable us to invest in opportunities and technology which mean residents can not only do what they’ve always done, but also try new things they may not otherwise have had the chance to do.’

Ross Bennett, Scheme Manager at Graphic Arts Group, said: ‘It’s fantastic to see the good work that charities such as WCS Care do in our communities.

‘Graphic Arts Group is glad to be able to offer our support however we can – whether it’s helping organisations with their print and promotional requirements or through the donations they receive from our charity payback scheme.’