The Martins MHA in Vinefields, Bury St Edmunds, is a wonderful place. Many can testify to the excellent care and life ("Outstanding" - CQC) of this our Methodist Home. The Manager Liz Fleming and the staff are really great, and are supported by a great deal of Volunteer input.
One function of the Volunteer Support Group, which I chair, is to raise money for the Amenity Fund to provide extras beyond the basic daily necessities of life for the residents. These life enhancing extras include outings, entertainment, gifts at Christmas, and the little things which are not routinely provided in a Care Home. Funds are raised by events such as Summer and Christmas Fairs, Firework Night and Coffee Afternoons, plus some donations and bequests.
But we are currently running at a deficit! We really need more funds.
Could you consider becoming a 'Friend of The Martins' and giving a regular amount such as £5 a month. Our Treasurer Roger Drew (firstname.lastname@example.org) would be happy to provide the required form for you to fill in.
Also we have other opportunities available!
Could you help out at The Martins by taking the shop trolley round to residents on a Thursday?
Or would you like to help raise funds or lead Morning Prayers, or play the piano for services, or play games with residents and socialise?
If so we would like to hear from you.*
Rev Val Spencer, Chair Volunteer Support Group
*Vetting and some basic training will be given
Offers to the Home Manager, Liz Fleming - Tel: 01284 753467 or our Volunteer Support Group Chair, Rev Val Spencer. Tel: 01284 701073.