Nelson care home pull together to raise funds for local defibrillatorAfter a local community appeal to help with the cost of replacement parts for the defibrillator located in Nelson, Treharris, HC-One’s Trafalgar Park care home jumped on board to help at their Platinum Jubilee party, which took place on 2nd June. 

The Anglican Church serving Taff Bargoed, posted an appeal on their Facebook page requesting some help to repair the community’s defibrillator, which was spotted by Helen Evans, who is a Cook at Trafalgar Park, 

The defibrillator is situated at the local Church and is funded by the Nelson community but has been out of service due to a new battery and pads needed, costing around £333 to replace. Nelson is a very close community; it has retained a very old-fashioned village ethos so the community were asked if there was any way they could help out. 

The 52-bedded residential and residential dementia care home recently held a Jubilee party for Residents on 2nd June and organised for a bucket collection as part of the day. Relatives and Colleagues raised a fantastic £110 to be donated to the cause! 

Residents of the home were also very much in support and agreed that it was lovely to help out the community in a time of need, and that it was important as the defibrillator could save someone’s life one day. 

The Anglican Church posted on their Facebook page about how the community has pulled together to help, “Thank you to Annie and staff at Trafalgar Park care home for raising £110 for the de-fib appeal over the ‘Jubilee’ weekend.”

When HC-One’s Director of Quality and Chief Nurse, Julie Kerry, heard about the appeal, she immediately arranged for the remainder of the funds to be donated by HC-One, the kind care company, who operate more than 300 homes across the nation, including Trafalgar Park. 

Ellen Smith, Home Manager at Trafalgar Park, commented, “I am so proud of the team and how they pull together to support each other and the community.”