The New Fairholme is rapidly taking shape next to the Highwayman pub on the Shrewsbury Road but that doesn't mean the residents at Fairholme are just sitting back and waiting for the move, on the contrary, residents and staff at Fairholme residential care home in Oswestry went Red all over in aid of the British Heart Foundation Wear Red Day.
Organised by Liz Dorricott the activities coordinator at Fairholme, the residents, care staff and friends wanted to highlight the life saving work undertaken by the British Heart Foundation by organising a red-themed coffee morning.
“Too many people die unnecessarily every year from heart disease and having a healthy heart is important for everyone, young and old”
“The residents at Fairholme decided they wanted to help the awareness campaign by wearing red and raising funds for the British Heart Foundation” said Liz Dorricott. Manager of Fairholme, Denise Morris added; “Our residents are encouraged to lead healthy and active lives be joining in a wide range of activities often organised by the residents themselves. When they heard it was Red for Heart month, the red clothes and accessories started appearing ready for Wear Red Day.”
Fairholme operated by Coverage Care presently has 40 residents but this will increase 88 when the new home under construction on Shrewsbury is opened in the Spring of 2013.