Gracewell of Camberley Raises Money for Local Pre-School

Gracewell  |  September 17, 2018

Care home Gracewell of Camberley, on Fernhill Road, were this week delighted to present a local pre-school with a cheque after successfully raising money for them at a special summer BBQ.

Acornwood Pre-School, in Cove Farnborough, opened in 1987 with most of the equipment needed to start the school obtained through fundraising. Gracewell of Camberley were keen to continue this tradition and get involved to support ongoing projects at Acornwood. 

In July, the care home hosted their Summer BBQ and Fete in collaboration with the pre-school to bring residents, team members, the nursery’s pupils and staff and members of the local community together for an afternoon of fun, food and fundraising. The event was a roaring success, and Gracewell of Camberley were excited to raise £432.00 for the school. 

Gracewell of Camberley went along to Acornwood to present thrilled staff and children at the pre-school with a very big cheque. The pre-school is looking forward to using the donation to support exciting new schemes for the benefit of all its pupils. 

Jeorgia Jones, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Camberley, said: 

“The BBQ we held this summer was a fantastic event where our team members really appreciated working alongside Acornwood Pre-School. Residents and guests had a lovely time socialising with and getting to know each other. 

"Seeing a care home and pre-school work together felt like we were building a real sense of community. To raise this impressive amount of money for Acornwood is a bonus and everyone at Gracewell of Camberley is pleased we were able to do our bit to support an excellent school and its pupils.” 

Gracewell of Camberley provides high quality, personalised residential, dementia and nursing care for up to 91 service users. Thanks to the nursing home’s dedicated activities and events coordinator, there’s always something going on. As part of its busy calendar and active activities programme, Gracewell of Camberley enjoys working closely with local establishments like Acornwood Pre-School to play an active role in the local community.