Dignity Day supports terminally ill

ALL DUE RESPECT -- resident Nell at the coffee morning with Annesley Lodge staff members Mary-Anne Houldsworth and Jane Parker

ALL DUE RESPECT -- resident Nell at the coffee morning with Annesley Lodge staff members Mary-Anne Houldsworth and Jane Parker

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TERMINALLY-ill patients at a hospice in Ashfield will benefit from the fundraising efforts of a care home in Hucknall as part of a nationwide Dignity Action Day.

Residents of Annesley Lodge on Annesley Road sold cakes and craft items as part of a coffee morning to support John Eastwood Hospice at Sutton-in-Ashfield.

The event was part of the Department Of Health’s action day under the title ‘Giving The Gift Of Time’. Its aim was to promote the importance of high-quality care in residential homes.

Karen Hutson, business manager at Annesley Lodge, said: “To tie in with the theme this year, the residents and staff thought it would be good to spend time raising money for such a good cause.

“The activity day is part of our continued support for the hospice. In January, staff held a sponsored skip.”

Resident Nell Calderwood (88), said: “I am pleased that we raised money for the charity.

“Being given dignity and respect is important to all older people.

“It is nice to know that as we get older, the care provided at Annesley Lodge enables us to keep our dignity.”