Volunteers host Family Day for Cheshire Home residents

2017-05-03 06:00
Children from the community joined in the fun of the Family Day event that took place at Cleary Estate Cheshire Home last month.                        Photo:SUPPLIED

Children from the community joined in the fun of the Family Day event that took place at Cleary Estate Cheshire Home last month. Photo:SUPPLIED

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TWO volunteers recently held a Family Day event for the residents of Cleary Estate Cheshire Home.

Amy Douglas, a fourth year social work student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), and Shanice Human are volunteers at Cleary Estate Cheshire Home, which cares for individuals with various disabilities.

They were asked by the manager of Cheshire Home, Hilary Bolton, to arrange the Family Day for the residents as they do not get many visitors.

“They often feel left out, so the purpose of the day was to bring the families and friends together and have some fun,” Douglas said.

Cheshire Home, located in Bethelsdorp, was established in 1993 and currently cares for more than 40 residents.

They also have a children’s programme located on their premises that caters for physically disabled children in the community.

The children are transported daily from their homes to Cleary Estate Cheshire Home and back again.

Douglas said that they wanted to make the day as memorable as possible, while raising awareness on what the home offers and everything they do.

“It was a huge success and everyone really enjoyed the day,” she concluded.

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