Drayton Court residents delighted with nursery school donation
Residents at Drayton Court in Nuneaton have been presented with a generous £100 donation from Camp Hill Primary School’s Early Years Centre.
The money was raised by nursery children from the school on Hollystitches Road and their parents, through the raffle of a cake made by Elizabeth Padfield – the granddaughter of former resident Ray Fenton who sadly passed away in 2016.
Elizabeth said: ‘I’d originally made the cake for the nursery but after hearing the children would be performing a nativity for residents at Drayton Court in the run up to Christmas, we decided to raffle it off to raise some money instead.
‘My grandad loved his time here at Drayton Court and many of his friends are still here.
‘My son Freddie saw his great grandad a lot here and they had a very special bond – my grandad was Freddie’s best friend, and Drayton Court holds some very special memories for me and my family, so we’re delighted that we’re able to give something back to the home and the residents.’
People living at Drayton Court – run by Warwickshire-based charity WCS Care, the first care home provider in England to have five homes recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission – welcomed the three and four-year-olds to the Cedar Road home to perform their school nativity Happy Birthday Jesus last month.
Emma Kimberley, Nursery Manager at Camp Hill Primary School and Early Years Centre, said: ‘The children loved sharing some festive magic with the residents at Drayton Court and were so excited to be able to raise some money as well.
‘We’d like to say thank you to everyone who supported the raffle and helped us raise £100, especially at such a busy time of the year, and to Elizabeth who made the fantastic cake.’
Jacqui Sheffield, Home Manager at Drayton Court, said: ‘It’s a fantastic community in Camp Hill and residents at Drayton Court love being an active part of that - everyone was delighted to spend time with the children, and pleased to receive the donation from the nursery school children and their families.
‘The school nativity went down a treat too and a great time was had by all; singing, dancing and laughing throughout the festivities. We’d like to say a big thank you for the performance and the donation, which residents are currently deciding how to spend.’