Nursing home residents and staff in fundraiser for Overgate Hospice to mark Eve’s 101st birthday
Staff at Lee Mount Nursing Home are celebrating the 101st birthday of one of their residents and supporting Overgate Hospice at the same time.
Eve Brady will turn 101 on Monday, May 24 and Eve and the staff wanted to mark the occasion.
Manjinder (Boo) Dhiman, manager of the nursing home said: “We knew we wanted to celebrate Eve’s amazing birthday.
“We had a little chat and talked about doing something to give back to the community on this very special occasion.
“I mentioned Overgate Hospice and the amazing work they do and how they had been affected by the pandemic and Eve said ‘this definitely a worthy cause’.”
The nursing staff and residents of the home are looking to complete 101 laps around Shroggs Park and will do this over six weeks as a collaborative team effort.
Boo added; “Eve is really excited about the fundraiser and is so looking forward to how much money we can raise for such a good cause.
“We will be raising funds between April 12 until May 24, Eve’s birthday will be the last day for donations, we are sure that we will have a massive total which will be an extra celebration in itself!
“We hope that everyone will support Eve and the team in our quest to do something really amazing for Overgate Hospice.”
Nikki Scholey, Community Fundraiser at Overgate said: “We want to thank everyone at Lee Mount for getting behind the challenge and for thinking of us.
“A massive happy birthday to Eve from everyone at the Hospice!”
If you would like to make a donation in support of Eve’s 101 Challenge and Overgate Hospice please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leemountcare or call the hospice on 01422 387121.
Overgate Hospice has been at the heart of the Calderdale community for over 35 years and is here to help people with life-limiting illnesses, improve the quality of life for their patients and help them to live life to the full,
Overgate is an independent charity, based in Elland, and rely heavily on funding from the public to ensure their care is available for future generations.