Selling care home shows support for veterans’ charity with £500 donation

Care home staff handed over the check to the charity

Submitted by Celine Bisson

A charity supporting veterans has received a cash boost from a local care home.

Trafford Veterans, a support group for veterans in Greater Manchester, has received a £500 donation from Care UK’s Oakfield Croft care home in Sale.

The group was formed in 2015 by two armed forces veterans with the aim of supporting the transition of army veterans to their local community.

Activities run by the group include organizing regular events to encourage veterans to try new hobbies such as football and gardening, and organizing trips around the UK, as well as opportunities volunteering for the local population.

Claire Wright, co-founder of Trafford Veterans, said: “We are so grateful to receive funding from the Oakfield Croft Care UK team. This generous donation will allow us to continue to support local veterans and give them the opportunity to thrive in the Trafford community.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the Care UK team for their support – we are particularly looking forward to visiting the house and organizing any joint events or activities with the residents once the restrictions allow.”

Daniel Cole, Home Manager of Oakfield Croft, said: “We understand the vital support that Trafford Veterans provide to veterans of all ages in our community, and we are delighted to be able to help them continue their fantastic work.

“We have a number of veterans here at Oakfield Croft, so it’s definitely a cause close to our hearts.

“We are delighted to mark the start of a great relationship between Oakfield Croft and Trafford Veterans with a donation to support their continued work in the community.

“We look forward to inviting them home once we can.”

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