The residents at De Lucy House care home in Diss were delighted when on 8 June a brand new Peugeot Boxer Minibus arrived outside the care home. They realised that this is their new minibus which staff were raising money for since June 2018.
In order to raise money for the minibus, the home organised a number of events including Christmas Fayre, Summer Fayre, Easter Egg Hunt, Triathlon, Car Wash, cake sale and many others. In addition, a family member completed a 100 mile bike ride. This was topped up by donations from families of care home residents and a donation from a chiropodist Ann-M Footcare. The home raised £14,000 in total from all the fundraising initiatives.
The minibus was delivered by Barry Smith from Fleximobility – The Accessible Motor Company. He spent some time with various staff members and showed them how to use all the key features the mini bus had. The minibus is fitted with an electric lift to aid access and provide more room for residents who wish to travel in wheelchairs.
De Lucy House is a 60 bedded care home specialising in residential and dementia care and many residents wish to go on trips to their favourite places. They frequently have trips to the Zoo, the coast and the river cruises. On other days, the residents enjoy a trip into town to Morrison’s for a spot of shopping or coffee and cake.
Lauren Tubby, Home Manager at De Lucy House, said: “All residents and staff are excited to receive the mini bus, we are forever grateful to those that have helped us achieve the purchase. The residents have been planning their favourite destinations to visit and can’t wait to venture out.”