The Trustees of the Royal Commemoration Lodge Gibb & Whitbread Memorial Benevolent Fund, an organisation that assists Masonic charities, have recently donated around £60,000 to all RMBI Care Co. Homes. The funds will be used to help provide enhanced services to the Homes’ residents.
The care homes have used the donation to fund specific projects, such as the installation of a wooden gazebo for residents to enjoy, the purchase of audio books, tablets and a sensory projector, and new lighting to extend the use of gardens into the evenings, among other valuable initiatives. The donation also includes Alexa Echo smart speakers to assist and entertain residents.
Resident Annette Gibbs and Deputy Home Manager for the Dementia House Susan Wiffen at Zetland Court, in Bournemouth, holds a £4000 cheque from Gibb & Whitbread. The Home will use the donation to upgrade their courtyard garden for people living with dementia to enjoy.
Michelle Beer, Home Manager at Queen Elizabeth Court, in Llandudno, says:
I want to express our gratitude to the Trustees of Gibb & Whitbread Benevolent Fund for such a considerable donation. It will allow us to continue to enhance our services and further support innovative activities to improve our residents’ health and wellbeing.
The purchase of some items, such as the sensory projector, will support residents living with dementia to access a variety of activities that appeal to all senses, which is critical to both their emotional and physical wellbeing. The use of sensory activities can promote calmness, reduce anxiety, create a place for reminiscence, and improve mood and overall wellbeing.
Mark LLoyd, Managing Director at RMBI Care Co., says:
Many thanks to the Trustees of the Gibb & Whitbread Memorial Benevolent Fund for their contribution. We proudly support Freemasons and their families, and this donation acknowledges the support RMBI Care Co. have been providing to them for over 180 years.
All RMBI Care Co. Homes have benefitted from this contribution:
Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, Bridgend.
Barford Court, Hove.
Cadogan Court, Exeter.
Connaught Court, York.
Cornwallis Court, Suffolk.
Devonshire Court, Leicester.
Harry Priestley House, Doncaster.
James Terry Court, Croydon.
Lord Harris Court, Wokingham.
Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, Essex.
Prince George Duke of Kent Court, Kent.
Prince Michael of Kent Court, Watford.
Queen Elizabeth Court, Llandudno.
Scarbrough Court, Northumberland.
Shannon Court, Surrey.
The Tithebarn, Liverpool.
Zetland Court, Bournemouth.
[Summary: The Royal Commemoration Lodge Gibb & Whitbread Memorial Benevolent Fund donates approximately £60,000 to all RMBI Care Co. Homes. The donation has allowed the care homes to continue to enhance their services to residents.]